Dress - Day

Production date
Circa 1950

NECKLINE: Rounded, front + back; self faced; C.B. opening, closed by a chrome metal hook & pale blue cotton blanket stitch eye; ~ 3cm wide band of topstitching (pale blue cotton thread) [17 rows] around neckline.

COLLAR: No collar.

BODICE STYLE: Semi-fitted.

SLEEVE STYLE: No sleeve; self faced A/H slightly inset into bodice.

WAISTLINE: Natural semi-fitted; at the side seams are pale blue cotton thread belt loops constructed by plaiting; 4cm long. Belt: 84 x 2cm; face is covered in self fabric; back is a starched cotton (or linen); one row of topstitching the entire way round; four metal holes (covered in pale blue paint; one self fabric belt loop at buckle end; buckle-rectangle with rounded edges 5.5 x 3.3cm covered in self fabric.

SKIRT SHAPE: Straight from hips.

COMMENTS: SEAMS: Machine sewn, pale blue cotton thread. EDGES: Overlocked; pale blue cotton thread. WAISTLINE: Has been reinforced with a piece of white cotton tape sewn in. RIBBONS: Sewn & domed to both shoulder areas to keep bra straps from showing. WAISTLINE ZIP: Addition - nylon zip; poorly sewn in.
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Circumference: 64.5cm (25 3/8")
Chest: 1065mm (41 15/16")
Length: 43cm (16 15/16")
Circumference: 41cm (16 1/8")
Waist circumference: 72.5cm (28 9/16")
Length: 62cm (24 7/16")
Length: 63cm (24 13/16")
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Marks/Inscriptions: "An; Exton; Garment; 16; made in N.Z."; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Woven on woven; black + gold on white; sewn onto LHS back neck facing; are the details shown, in the background is a black needle with a gold thread.


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