Dress - Day

Ardee Sportsear
Production date
Circa 1950

NECKLINE: Rounded front + back, white bias strip faces neckline.

COLLAR: One piece, C.B. opening closed by a metal hook + eye, scalloped edge outlined with mid-blue cotton thread "cord", 6.5 - 8cm deep.

BODICE STYLE: Semi-fitted.

SLEEVE STYLE: One piece, slightly inset; small amount of gathering on sleeve head, fits very close to the arm; dart at back of elbow. Hem: Turned under twice 2.2cm, machine neatened then machine blind hemmed in place.

WAISTLINE: Slightly high waisted, white cotton thread knotted belt loops 4.5cm long self fabric belt tie 127cm x 2.3cm.

SKIRT SHAPE: Slight flare.

COMMENTS: ALTERATION: Evidence that hem has been let down, there is a definite crease line 7.5cm above existing hem. Also skirt sides have been let out - crease line evident. SEAMS: Machine sewn - white or mid-blue cotton thread. EDGES: Raw. BUTTONS: Gold coloured metal round buttons; very convex; hooped attached on back; 1.2 diameter.
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Object Detail

Production role
Circumference: 50cm (19 11/16")
Chest: 960mm (37 13/16")
Length: 33.5cm (13 3/16")
Sleeve Length: 54.5cm (21 7/16")
Circumference: 23cm (9 1/16")
Waist circumference: 78.5cm (30 7/8")
Length: 65.5cm (25 13/16")
Length: 64.5cm (25 3/8")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: "made in California; Ardee; Sportswear".; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Woven on woven; black & red on white; sewn onto RHS back neck facing; label fraying away at RHS + LHS so letters starting to disappear. Details as shown.


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