Dress, day/cocktail

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1954 black heavy linen sheath dress with wide white embroidered band at hem. D385 (MRM).

Neckline: Boat shaped, very plain, faced with a black plain weave satin lining fabric.

Collar: No collar.

Bodice Style: Semi fitted.

Sleeve Style: Cap sleeve in one with the bodice. Hem is achieved by turn under twice (amount varies) and neatening it with a machine zig zag then handstitching in place.

Waistline: Natural, undefined, fitted.

Skirt Shape: Straight.

Seams: 'Original' machine sewn black cotton thread.

Edges: 'Original' turned under and machine neatened (either straight or zig zag) black cotton thread.

Side seams have probably been let out - edges zig zagged with white cotton and reasonably narrow seams (except over left hip).
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Object Detail

Circumference: 57.5cm (22 5/8")
Chest: 920mm (36 1/4")
Length: 40cm (15 3/4")
Circumference: 30cm (11 13/16")
Waist circumference: 63cm (24 13/16")
Length: 69cm (27 3/16")
Length: 68.5cm (26 15/16")
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