I spent the last few days at my mother-in-law's helping her clean-up a room in her house.
Among the "treasures" was this christening gown that was folded up in an old Ked's shoe box.
Oh, my! I went crazy over it...really, I did!
It's about 43 inches long and was made my husband's gr-grandmother, Ingeborg Lokken, for her son's
christening around 1895. My mother-in-law thinks she wore it, too...we'll be looking for pictures!
It has a combination of machine and hand sewing throughout the dress and attached slip.
There's a bit of damage in some places, but considering it's been sitting in that
shoe box for who knows how many years it's in pretty good shape.
These were my mother-in-law's shoes that were also in the box.
I'm planning on displaying it in a shadow box, but I'm doing a little research first.
Wash or don't wash?
Anybody know the answer to this?
If it's a "yes" to being okay to wash and you've done this before, how did you do it?
I know it would be hand washed only, no dry cleaning or washing machine!
I'm not worried about whitening it or removing stains,
but it really needs to be freshened up (a few weevil shells were in the folds.)