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We have given the traditional and early names for many parts of this 'layette', but some descriptions never change:


The collection seems to have 3 different types of sleeve, but I am not sure about one, so let us look at the easy one's first. Sleeves could be att...

It has become reasonably clear through my reading and searching, that the clothing of a newly born infant, for the first 4-6 weeks of life, stayed almost the same for around 150 years, from circa 1600-1750. The overwhelming change, both in attitudes and common practice...

​Attributed to Dirck Dircksz Santvoort 'Boy in White' c1641.

Netherlands, private collection.

If you have read Part One of this investigation, you will know that the few lace trims and the provenance have helped us to identify the approximated age of this 32 piece layett...


When I re-launched my website, I explained that, having examined many items of 18th Century clothing over the last few years, I am now searching for pieces that are very difficult to find. On my budget, this isn't easy!

I have a wish-list, which sometimes de...

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