Dress, day

Model Fashions
Production date
Late 1950s-1960s
Shift in organza lined twinkle nylon, patterned pastel 'smudge' design. Drip dry. Light iron. Dior pleat. Day. V neck and bow popular matrons line at time in all fabrics. Late 1950s on C667 (MRM).

Neckline: V neck at the front and rounded at the back, self faced.

Collar: Two piece collar, squared corners. 5.5cm deep at back neck and 8.5cm deep at bottom of collar. Bow in self fabric attached to bottom of collar. 2.8cm wide fabric to make bow, tails 15 and 17cm long. Bow 10cm to midpoint knot.

Bodice Style: Slightly shaped.

Sleeve Style: Inset, one piece, elbow length, slightly gathered into shoulder cap. Hem turned under twice 2.5cm and machine neatened, hand sewn in place. Sleeve unlined.

Waistline: Undefined, loose.

Skirt Shape: Straight.

Seams: Machine plain sewn, cream cotton thread.

Edges: Armholes machine neatened, cream cotton thread. Rest of garment turned under once then machine neatened, cream cotton thread, and selvedge.
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Circumference: 71cm (27 15/16")
Chest: 1000mm (39 3/8")
Length: 42cm (16 9/16")
Sleeve Length: 34cm (13 3/8")
Circumference: 31cm (12 3/16")
Waist circumference: 86.5cm (34 1/16")
Length: 64cm (25 3/16")
Length: 64cm (25 3/16")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: Lady of London; By Model Fashions; Made in New Zealand; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Woven on woven, black on white, sewn to the lower facing edge of the back neck.


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