Collection Online
cotton, linen
121.0 cm (centre back) 42.0 cm (waist, flat)
Place/s of Execution
Sydney, New South Wales
label, centre back waist, woven in pale green on white polyester: KATIE PYE / SYDNEY (map of Australia) AUSTRALIA
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of the artist, 2006
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Drop waist cream cotton and lines dress with open appliqué bodice, long sleeves and gathered and layered skirt. The bodice features an open work appliqué panel of scroll and lattice design with V-neck (bib) at front and rear. The skirt is gathered to the waist in two tiers. The underskirt of calico has small geometric cut out sections decorating the hemline with an overskirt of wide ‘ribbons’ caught up with fabric ties encircling the waist. The sleeves are constructed of several fabric layers and are also caught up with fabric ties at either side.