I'm fascinated that in previous decades women took the time and made the effort to create special garments for times that don't even exist anymore. Convalescence? Who does that anymore; who has time for that? Perhaps we just aren't sick for as long anymore, or maybe we just don't give ourselves the chance to rest.
But if I were to convalesce I would definitely want something "very feminine and softly becoming." Wouldn't you?
Look for this in my shop next month, after I've finished all that satin stitch.