Dress, evening

Lea Draysey
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Floral sateen cotton in crinolined and hooped highly structured dressmaking example of time. 1950s-1960s D381 (doesn't correspond with sheets) (MRM).

Neckline: Boat shaped in the front, low rounded at back (about 15cm down from nape). Self faced.

Collar: No collar.

Bodice Style: Semi fitted.

Sleeve Style: One piece, inset, slight gathering at sleeve caps, short (upper arm) self faced hem.

Waistline: Natural, fitted/semi fitted. Both sides of the waistline have green cotton thread plaited belt keepers (5.5cm wide). No belt.

Skirt Shape: Cone shaped.

Seams: Machine sewn, outer green cotton thread, under white cotton thread.

Edges: Outer turned under once and machine neatened green cotton thread. Underskirt french seamed.

Beautiful workmanship.
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Circumference: 84.5cm (33 1/4")
Chest: 840mm (33 1/16")
Length: 41.5cm (16 5/16")
Sleeve Length: 12.5cm (4 15/16")
Circumference: 33.5cm (13 3/16")
Waist circumference: 70cm (27 9/16")
Length: 64.5cm (25 3/8")
Length: 64cm (25 3/16")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: Lea Draysey; of; Auckland NZ; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Woven on woven, sewn to back right neck facing, black on white.


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