Cotton dress with border pattern print

This Southwell dress features the border patterns popular during the 1960s. It was worn by Norma Evans' daughters.


Credit: Norma and Bob Evans Family Clothing Collection at Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa (1996.22.228)
Copyright: All Rights Reserved, Image © Rotorua Museum Te Whare Taonga o Te Arawa
Designer: Alma Kimber
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Day dress
Material: Cotton
Features: This heavy cotton dress features a repeated border pattern of a market scene. It has a high cross-over bodice line, short sleeves, and an un-pressed pleated skirt with a kick pleat. The dress is accessed through a back zip, and has a self- belt and keepers. Two large brown textured buttons adorn the bodice line.
Colour: Brown
Label: Southwell of Auckland
Date: Circa 1965