Whether for your Lady to wear when lounging in her boudoir setting, or to add to her trunk, an appropriate 'chemise de nuit' is an absolute necessity for any Demoiselle's trousseau. This period hand sewn example is just the ticket to fill the need for your 17 - 18" (43 - 46 cm) doll. it is made of a sturdy white cotton with long sleeves with French cuffs (double buttons), a yoke with rounded collar and a placket down the front that closes with four minuscule shell buttons. While the fine stitching may look machine done, I can assure you that it is actually expertly done backstitch. All interior seams are of the French seam variety, and everything finished to the standards of the best seamstresses of the time. the only flaw I see is a tiny 1/8" (3mm) hole on the lower half of the front of the garment. You (and your Lady) will not be disappointed!
The gown measures 16" long overall, with 4 1/2" across the shoulders and 5 1/4" long sleeves (40.5, 11.5, 13.2 cm).
Very Fine Antique Hand Sewn Night Gown for French Fashion Doll