Hellebore print rose and beige on creme in cap sleeved buttoned through elastic waisted. Usually worn with a leather belt or self fabric. G7 1950s (MRM).
Neckline: V shaped at front, rounded at back, self faced in front.
Collar: One piece collar, 5cm deep at centre back, 13cm at front (including turn back of bodice front).
Bodice Style: Semi fitted.
Sleeve Style: Cap sleeve. Edge turned under, overlocked and handstitched in place. Creme cotton thread.
Waistline: Natural, gathered in the areas away from the centre front and back and sides. This has been done to both the bodice and skirt pieces. Located at the side seams are green cotton thread blanket stitched belt keepers. 3.5cm wide. No belt. On the left side of the opening is a white cotton thread blanket stitch eye, with no corresponding hook on the right side.
Skirt Shape: Flared.
Seams: Machine sewn, white cotton thread.
Edges: Overlocked, creme cotton thread.
Buttons: Beige/wood mottle coloured plastic, two central holes for attachment. Six holes have been drilled around the circumference of the buttons as decoration, 2.3cm diameter.
Buttonholes: Horizontal, machine sewn, creme cotton thread, 2.5cm.
The majority of this dress looks dressmaker/commercially produced with alterations roughly completed in the home environment.
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Chest: 1100mm (43 5/16")
Length: 40cm (15 3/4")
Sleeve Length: 26.5cm (10 7/16")
Circumference: 39cm (15 3/8")
Waist circumference: 76cm (29 15/16")
Length: 73.5cm (28 15/16")
Length: 74cm (29 1/8")
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