LC Cap Sleeve Nightgown
Your ancestors slept twice during the night. Can you imagine?
The first sleep would last 3 hours or so; then they would wake and tend to the fire, read, pray, perhaps even have sex (which would lead to more praying). They may have even visited neighbors which, as an added bonus, dissuaded criminality.
We sell cotton voile nightgowns with feminine accoutrements like lace and capped sleeves because it is a piece of the way things were. When we did things totally different. Some of it may not make sense anymore. Some, like this nightgown, make perfect sense.
The Capped Sleeve Nightgown (No. 5308). 100% cotton voile. Just above ankle-length. French seam finishes. Sweetheart neckline with lace trim along neckline and shoulder. Self-fabric floral appliques below center front neck. Gathers at bodice. Floral embroidered details at front bodice. Small cap sleeves with gathers. Lace trim along sleeve opening. Curved empire waist seam. Self-fabric ties at front waist that wrap around to back. Lace trim along sweep. Bias cut. Low crossover V-neckline in back. Imported