Coat, womans

Leading Lady
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Black and grey heavy diagonal tweed coat with soutache pocket and collar edging "Leading Lady". 1950s-1960s D150 (MRM).

Neckline: Front is V shaped and back is rounded, self faced and then attached to lining fabric.

Collar: Large rounded corners that lie flat over the shoulder. One piece. 13cm at widest point. There is a black cord stitched 2.5cm in from the edge of the collar used as decoration the entire way round. Lapels 10cm at widest point and 22cm long.

Bodice Style: Loose.

Sleeve Style: Slightly dropped shoulder. Two piece, dart at elbow. Hem turned under and then attached to lining (fully lined sleeve).

Waistline:Undefined, loose.

Skirt Shape: Straight.

Seams: Machine sewn, black cotton thread.

Edges: Left raw. The lining fabrics edges are pulling away, in some places they are badly frayed.

Buttons: 3.5cm diameter black glossy plastic. The outside edge is differentiated from the rest by a depression circumnavigating button and slightly cut edges.

Buttonholes: Keyhole, black cotton thread, 4cm wide, horizontal.

Bodice fits snugly to the body with the help of the shirring/elastic therefore minimal body shaping in actual garment pieces. All measurements have been completed onthe unstretched 'resting' garment. Black lining 'coathook' sewn at centre back neck facing. Attached to the top of the centre back neck lining is a lining fabric tab which semi covers the label.
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Circumference: 64cm (25 3/16")
Chest: 1270mm (50")
Length: 44cm (17 5/16")
Sleeve Length: 57.5cm (22 5/8")
Circumference: 36cm (14 3/16")
Waist circumference: 123cm (48 7/16")
Length: 67cm (26 3/8")
Length: 66cm (26")
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Marks and Inscriptions
Marks/Inscriptions: Leading Lady; Made in NZ; Type of mark: Label; Notes: Sewn at centre back top of lining, woven on woven, pink and gold on black.


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