One tried not to yelp on discovering the above in a tiny antiques shop above a cafe. One smiled and calmly handed over one’s money.
I’d love to know how old this is. All the smocking and embroidery is done by hand. I think the fabric is a heavy linen. The yoke has been cut from the main body of … something. A night dress? A work shirt? The sleeves have been cut away, also.
The collar is quite firmly tacked down.
Let me know if you have any thoughts as to what this item of clothing once was or when it dates from. Fascinating!