Grograin "New Look" London dress in ming blue with wide collar, Duth pleated hip pockets and tiny Dior bows. Front buttoning. Self belt missing. D381 c. 1954 (MRM).
Neckline: Truncated V neck at front, rounded at back. Self faced.
Collar: Large one piece collar, heart shaped at the back, sits well over the shoulders and front bodice. Notched front edges with a small Dior bow (7 x 2.7cm in self fabric) situated over the deepest point of the notch. Widest point over shoulder - 14cm, depth of heart shape - 9cm, front edge - 12.5cm.
Bodice Style: Semi fitted.
Sleeve Style: Sleeveless, the edge of the armhole has been turned under twice 2cm and machine neatened then machine blind hemmed in place.
Waistline: Natural, semi fitted. Self fabric rouleau loops at both side seams. 3.5cm wide (belt missing). Centre front, metal hook and blue cotton knotted eye.
Skirt Shape: Straight.
Seams: Machine sewn, mid blue cotton thread.
Edges: Selvedge or turned under once and machine neatened or overlocked, mid blue cotton thread.
Buttons: White, circular plastic button stand on back. Top surface is irregular especially around the edges where it has been cut into peaks. 1.9cm diameter.
Buttonholes: Horizontal, machine with mid blue cotton thread, 2.5cm wide.
Back of the pockets have been faced with a very loose weave white fabric. As has bodice button stands. All buttons have been reattached/changed at some point.
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Chest: 1100mm (43 5/16")
Length: 42.5cm (16 3/4")
Circumference: 51.5cm (20 1/4")
Waist circumference: 87.5cm (34 7/16")
Length: 61.5cm (24 3/16")
Length: 63cm (24 13/16")
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