Dress, day

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The linen dress of the early 1950s. Homemade, sleeveless, lilac, elastic waisted. 1951 D177 (MRM).

Neckline: Rounded and sitting at the base of the throat. Has a straight keyhole opening from centre front vertically down (13.5cm x 0.7cm), this is closed off at the base of the throat with small opaque (lilac/blue) button 1.2cm diameter and a lilac cotton thread blanket stitch eye (in poor condition). Self faced.

Collar: Small one pieced collar with rounded edges, 4.5cm deep at widest.

Bodice Style: Bloused.

Sleeve Style: Sleeveless, self faced, topstitched outer edge, lilac cotton thread.

Waistline: Natural, elasticated. There is an internal cotton (lilac) casing sewn at waist level 1cm wide with elastic threaded through. Topstitching in lilac cotton thread.

Skirt Shape: Straight.

Seams: Machine sewn with mainly blue cotton thread (lilac in some places).

Edges: Zig zag like stitch with blue cotton thread or turned under once and machine neatened with blue cotton thread.
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Circumference: 36cm (14 3/16")
Chest: 980mm (38 9/16")
Length: 41.5cm (16 5/16")
Circumference: 40.5cm (15 15/16")
Waist circumference: 67cm (26 3/8")
Length: 68.5cm (26 15/16")
Length: 67.5cm (26 9/16")
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