|Description: A white, short, sleeveless slip made of cotton. There is a button closure at the shoulder with pearly white buttons. It has arm holes. A neck opening, and a hem finished in the white feather stitch embroidery. It is hand sewn. |
The slip was worn by the donor when she was three months old. She moved to Canada from England in 1914 and was 76 in 1985.
A slip is a woman's undergarment worn beneath a dress or skirt to help it hang smoothly and to prevent chafing of the skin from coarse fabrics such as wool. Slips are also worn for warmth, and to protect fine fabrics from perspiration. _http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slip_%28clothing%29_