The Hemswell Gown

The Hemswell Gown


Little Doves began with the The Hemswell Gown. It was the first gown ever to be made and is the style is still a popular choice today, although customers do like variations to the silk and trim. The Hemswell Gown is made from 100% silk dupion with Nottingham lace trim. It is based on the styles of the Edwardian era when delicate yolks and horizontal panelling was the fashion.

The striking skirt comprises of pure silk dupion panels, handstitched with Nottingham lace layers to create a striking skirt. This is attached to a short bodice with matching lace detail. Small cap sleeves compliment the design.

The Hemswell Gown is available in white or ivory silk. A Satin or cotton version can also be made on request. Please phone or email if you require samples of fabric and lace trimmings.


A range of matching gifts and accessories are available for the Hemswell Gown:

Bonnet £28

Shawl £150

Bib £ 23

All Hemswell Gown accessories are made to match the Christening Gown using the same silk fabric and matching lace trim.