Here is a sweet little baby or toddler dress from early the 1900s. The fabric is clean looking black and white checked and it has several characteristics which make it stand out. First of all is the double row of white piping around the stand up collar and sleeve ends. Then there is more piping going up and down the front and back of the dress. This separates the gathered fabric across the sides of bodice and around back. Between the piping in front and back is a panel going from the neckline to the hem. Though it only shows up partially on photos, the piping is there between the folds the whole way up and down the dress...very cute! It has a button closure in back and as was done back then, some buttons do not match each other but are quite usable. The dress is about 20" long and 8" shoulder to shoulder with long sleeves. Sleeves are about 8" long measured from the underside with cuff openings of about 6". The neck opening is 9" and buttons at back. Use it on an antique doll or for display. It is in excellent condition with perhaps a tiny hole here or there as can be expected...nothing major! This dress could have been used for a little boy or girl and I can just see it with a pair of antique baby shoes...wow!!