Dress - Day

Robina Rogers
Production date
Circa 1958

NECKLINE: Rounded front + back, self faced, understitched, opens at C.B. closed by metal hook + beige cotton thread banket stitch eye.

COLLAR: Standing soft collar in contrast fabric, 5.5cm deep, placed at base of neckline is a matching fabric bow 11 x 1.8cm. There is evidence that originally the back of the collar was tacked down onto the back of the bodice but this has since come away (snag on RHS of collar + thread on bodice).

BODICE STYLE: Semi-fitted.

SLEEVE STYLE: Magyar (?), 3/4. Hem: Turned under twice 4.5cm, machine neatened + handsewn in place. Lined.

WAISTLINE: Natural, semi-fitted, sewn into the waistline is a 5.5cm wide bias strip of self fabric facing down. Metal hook + beige cotton thread blanket stitched eye as closure across zip at waist.

SKIRT SHAPE: Straight.

COMMENTS: Evidence of dress having been let out in both the top & skirt - esp on lining where old stitching line is evident - neat alteration. SEAMS: Outer: Machine sewn, beige cotton thread. Lining: Machine sewn - cream polycotton thread. EDGES: Pinked.
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Production role
Circumference: 60cm (23 5/8")
Chest: 1065mm (41 15/16")
Length: 40cm (15 3/4")
Sleeve Length: 48.5cm (19 1/8")
Circumference: 29cm (11 7/16")
Waist circumference: 80cm (31 1/2")
Length: 60.5cm (23 13/16")
Length: 59.5cm (23 7/16")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: "A; Robina Rogers; Model".; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Woven on woven; black on white; handsewn onto LHS back neck facing; the details shown


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