Collection Online
Dressing gown
cotton, synthetic fibre (lining, some patchwork pieces), plastic
81.3 cm (centre back) 34.5 cm (sleeve length)
Place/s of Execution
Thirroul, New South Wales
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Gift of Margaret Rolfe, 2013
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of Professor AGL Shaw AO Bequest
Gallery location
Not on display
Physical description
Child’s long-sleeved dressing gown of hand-pieced crazy patchwork in light-coloured small scale floral printed fabrics including pinks, powder blues, greens, yellows and reds. Most fabric pieces are cotton, with some synthetic fibre fabric also present. The patchwork piece edges are turned under and herringbone-stitched over the seams. Garment is lined with pink synthetic fabric, and interlined with lightweight wadding, most likely cotton. Blue plastic buttons. Patch pocket at lower waist.