Dress (Day)

Production date
Circa 1959

NECKLINE: Rounded; sitting at base of throat; edge bound in self bias strip, 1cm wide; back neck opening, closed by chrome hook & "dirty" light blue cotton thread blanket stitch eye; bias strip turns into neck facing.

COLLAR: No collar.

BODICE STYLE: Semi-fitted.

SLEEVE STYLE: One piece, inset, slight gathering at sleeve head, dart at back of sleeve (elbow). Hem: Turned under once ~ 4cm & handstitched in place.

WAISTLINE: Natural undefined. "Corset" style belt, self fabric 67.5 x 6.8cm, closed at front with three buttonholes (machine sewn, horizontal, blue cotton thread, 1.2cm long) either side, tied together with a self fabric tie 59cm long x ~ 0.9cm.

SKIRT SHAPE: Slight flare.

COMMENTS: SEAMS: Machine sewn, pale blue cotton thread. EDGES: Selvedge or pinked or raw (side panel). FRONT DARTS: Have been let out (stitching holes evident). SIDE PANELS: May have been added at a later date.
ALL OTHER EDGES: Are pinked except those which are raw, also evidence of cut cotton threads remains.
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Object Detail

Circumference: 38cm (14 15/16")
Chest: 995mm (39 3/16")
Length: 41.5cm (16 5/16")
Sleeve Length: 57.5cm (22 5/8")
Circumference: 25cm (9 13/16")
Waist circumference: 79cm (31 1/8")
Length: 58.5cm (23 1/16")
Length: 57.5cm (22 5/8")
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