Skirt, Womens

Production date
Pleated skirt, petrol blue, drip dry pleating invented c. 1950. D169 1950s (MRM).

Waistline: Natural, fitted. Internal waistband, approximately 2.2cm wide. White synthetic 'ribbon' has two strips of 'rubberised' cord along its length - this looks to be starting to perish and is distorting the waistband left side opening.

Skirt Shape: Flared.

Seams: Wasitband machine sewn with white cotton thread. The rest machine sewn with charcoal grey cotton thread.

Edges: Overlocked with black cotton thread.
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Production role
Waist circumference: 90cm (35 7/16")
Length: 71cm (27 15/16")
Length: 71cm (27 15/16")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: Toray; Tetrex; Polyester fiber 65%; Viscose fiber 35%; Wash and Wear; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Sewn to the centre back waistline, woven on woven, blue and red on white.
Marks/Inscriptions: Made in New Zealand; By; Austyles; 112a Lichfield St; Box 2129 Christchurch; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Sewn to the centre back waistline, woven on woven, grey on white.


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