I thought it only fair, in the natural course of things, to Divulge the Bulge in Person, after all these recent references to It...Her! (Him came three years later, but I doubt there are any corresponding Bump Pics available for this second time around.)
Be that as it may, here's the finished article, complete with the bootees which had been knitted earlier. Both items demonstrate how I like to finish what I start.
This, also Viyella (a kind of flannelette), was a sleeveless, wrap around contraption which tied with tapes. It crossed over at the front, and one tape from the underneath section, slotted through an opening below the opposite armhole, and wound round to the back, where it tied with its twin tape which had sprouted at the edge of the overlapping crossover section, by the other armhole.
I still have one of these nighties, but not sure about a 'bed', as that may have been relegated to dolls' clothes duties back in the dim and distant past. Now, I can see me needing to go a-ferreting armed with a camera, again. Watch this space for revelations as to what babies wore before Babygrows took over the planet.