Collection Online
silk, cotton, plastic, synthetic fibres
(a) 71.5 cm (centre back) 66.0 cm (sleeve length) (jacket)
(b) 147.0 cm (centre back) 41.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
(c) 5.0 × 179.0 cm (belt)
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Anthea Ball in memory of Mrs Gladys Ball, 2004
Gallery location
Not on display
Patchwork evening dress and jacket. (a) Long sleeve patchwork wool jacket with large overlapping collar and tie belt. The sleeves are gathered at the shoulder seam and at the cuff. The jacket is constructed from multicoloured irregular patchwork shapes sewn together with red cotton machine zig-zag stitch. The tie belt is made of the same patched materials and the cuffs are fastened with orange buttons.Fully lined with gold coloured silk. (b) Sleeveless, full length, silk, patchwork evening dress with high rounded neckline. Comprising small irregular shapes of various silk, cotton and synthetic fabrics stitched together with red cotton machine zig zag. Fastens with plastic zip down centre back. There are no other seams.