There is another gown in the collection of Nottingham that is in Dr. Clare Rose's book on children's clothing.
|Children's Clothes Since 1750|
The child is laced into the gown from the back. The lacing holes hidden by a placket that covers the holes, and yet allows access for lacing.
The point of the gown is not attached to the gown skirts, which are finished and then attached.
The point floats free over the gown skirts. The sleeves and shoulder straps set in the normal 18th century manner, which for a modern sewer is a little abnormal!
This particular version does not have leading strings but I am providing an option for those who wish to use them in the pattern.
If anyone has leads to children's gowns in other museum collections, I would appreciate the information. I have seen the gowns at the Metropolitan in New York and hope to get to the Smithsonian soon to see the Copp Family child's gown.