Market Lavington Museum

A nightdress case


Once upon a time all ladies kept nighties in a little ‘case’ and this is one of them.

Nightdress case at Market Lavington Museum

Nightdress case at Market Lavington Museum

Such items gave an opportunity to show off the needlewoman’s craft so often had a variety of styles of work.

This one is in linen with a lace border. A crocheted circle design has been applied to the centre and a purple ribbon has been threaded through. We don’t have a date for this nightie case but it belonged to a White Street (Market Lavington) lady.