CHRISTENING ROBE: Pattern 467: Baby's Christening Robe (1882)

A stunning christening robe pattern, dated 1882. Perfect to use as invitations for a baby's christening or naming ceremony, this beautiful postcard shows one of Madame Weigel's earliest patterns.

Pattern 467: Baby's Christening Robe was a long flowing gown, decorated with elaborate bands of trimming and lace. At the back, a sumptuous bow with long trailing ends.

This postcard is A5 in size (148 x 210mm), printed on quality 350gsm card with a glossy finish. The reverse side is printed with a pattern description.

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