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Actual Piece: Organza play top
from Collection and Inspiration 2001

silk organza, cotton, cotton thread
45.0 × 49.0 cm (folded)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2001
Gallery location
Not on display
Actual Piece: Organza play top, 1999 (autumn/winter). The Play top of beige silk organza is machine stitched with hand sewn detail. The neckline opening is a flat ribbon band in white cotton with two organza loops at the front seam and long ribbon ties in the same fabric attached to the back seams. The front section of the garment comprises four wide pleats and is sewn to the ribbon neckline. The top is cut diagonally to below the armhole and then follows a straight edge seam to the hemline. The garment is folded in imitation of a child's "Hakama" and the ribbon waist band is folded to form a bow tie either side of the neck band. Wide red running stitches follow the outside edges of the garment.