Shared August 31, 2018
It might be important to note that, according to the seller of the original shift, it was initially acquired from a French convent and so that might account for the slightly old fashioned (by the late 19th century) cutting and construction methods. I also suspect that the heavy quality of the linen and the position of the neckline may be more specific to the religious institutional environment of the original owner.
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