Petticoat, Baby's Woollen with Bullion Stitch; Unknown maker; 1930-1940; WY.0000...


Petticoat, Baby's Woollen with Bullion Stitch

About this object

This is a fine wool baby's sleeveless petticoat. It features crochet picot edging around the neckline and sleeve openings and may well have been made up from a commercially available printed pattern, with the base for the picot edge being preformed onto the fabric. The side seams are French seams, which would have prevented fraying.

We have three very similar items, which were donated together. This petticoat features a bullion stitch motif at chest and hemline.


Unknown maker

Maker Role

Needle worker

Date Made




Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Southland, Wyndham

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, animal, hair, wool
organic, processed material, vegetal, fibre, cotton
inorganic, processed material, synthetic, plastic?

Inscription and Marks

Fabric label stitched at lower right seam, printed: 'D.Baylis'


h 445 mm x w 405 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Clothing and Accessories

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Copyright Licence  

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