Baby gown; Eleanor Bourdôt; 1910; 2002_630_2


Baby gown

About this object

This gown was made by Eleanor Bourdôt for her daughter Servilla. Servilla was born 2nd January 1910. Eleanor was a dressmaker and this dress is partly hand and machine sewn. White cotton baby gown. Long skirt gathered onto yoke, decorated from yoke to hem with a large X with broderie anglaise eyelets and drawn thread work floral designs inside with the X centre meeting at the skirt join to yoke. Hem stitched hem. Pin tucks either side of the yoke decoration. All embroidery looks hand sewn. Long sleeves decorated with bands of pin tucks and broderie anglaise insets at wrist with machine lace frill at cuff edge. The same lace frill is used at neck. Back placket opening, closed with two drawstring ties at neck and skirt.


Eleanor Bourdôt

Maker Role


Date Made


Medium and Materials



103cm length x 26cm width across yoke

Subject and Association Description

baby gown

Credit Line

Miss Julia Bourdôt

Object Type

baby gown

Object number



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