Floral print evening dress

Tanya Carlson made this dress to wear to her store manager, Sara Jackson-Falconer’s, wedding in Central Otago in February 2006. She chauffeured the bride to Peregrine Winery in her silver 1981 XJ6 Jaguar. She wore the dress again to iD Dunedin Fashion Week in 2006 where her finale model wore the bride’s tiered lace dress.

Read more about the history of home sewing in the New Zealand Fashion Museum publication Home Sewn.


Credit: Tanya Carlson
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Designer: Tanya Carlson
Maker: Tanya Carlson
Manufacturing location: Dunedin
Garment type: Evening dress
Material: printed rayon crepe de chine, embroidered tulle, glass beads, acrylic sequins, domed shank buttons
Features: Vintage 1930s fabrics hand beaded by Tania
Colour: Black base, floral print in red, coral, pink, butter, mineral green
Purchase location: The fabric was purchased from Frangipani, a vintage store in Moray Place
Exhibition: Home Sewn: Original New Zealand Fashion (Dunedin 2013)
Date: 2006