An infants baptismal gown that has two layers. The underdress is made of cream-coloured silk and has two buttons on the reverse; the overdress is made of cotton lace and also has two buttons on the centre-back opening. Both garments are short sleeved and are not attached. The lace has a scalloped edge along the bottom and a embroidered flower pattern which repeats on the yoke.
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The dress originates from England, c1910 and was brought to New Zealand in the 1920s. Worn by several generations of the Haarer family who wore the dress for their christenings as did some members of the Faull family.
Worn also by my son when Phyl was his godmother. He looked delightful-just like a doll with the bonnet and pelisse also. Phyl was a super woman and will be always be remembered.
- Rae posted 5 years ago.