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wool, silk, metal
(a) 52.0 cm (centre back) 47.0 cm (sleeve length) (overtop)
(b) 65.0 cm (centre back) 62.0 cm (sleeve length)
(c) 79.0 cm (centre back) 33.5 cm (waist, flat) (curve skirt)
Place/s of Execution
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
Three piece outfit comprising a silk shirt, woollen overtop and wool skirt. (a) The olive coloured overtop is made from herringbone weave and features a rounded neckline, sloping shoulder seam and cuff sleeves finishing with a narrow cuff. At either side of the waist is a small decorative tab and button detail. The overtop is lined in mushroom silk with top stitched edges. (b) A blue, green and tan floral leafprint, the shirt has long sleeves, open cuffs and an oversized, asymmetrical collar. The shirt is constructed with a deep 'V' neckline and 'godet' or panel insert at centre front. The godet can be left open or closed, fastening with an off centre covered button and loop below the proper right collar. (c) The skirt is in a mottled cream and brown wool pinstripe, and finished well below the knee. A-line in silhouette, the skirt is comprised of topstitched curved panel sections that meander across the top and lower hem. Fastens with an invisible zip and hook and eye at proper left side, and is lined in mushroom silk with contrast silk binding at the waistband.