Dress with contrasting top stitch

Michael Mattar experimented by making outfits for his sisters, Zeph and Adele. "They used to wear the outfits I'd made in Taumarunui," he said. "People would ask them where they got them from and that's how people started coming to me for dresses."


Credit: Garment loan courtesy of Linda Gordon
Copyright: This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 New Zealand License
Designer: Michael Mattar
Manufacturing location: Taumaranui
Garment type: Dress
Features: The triangular wrap closure, cap sleeves and belt feature rows of contrasting top stitching.
Colour: Navy, white
Label: Michael Mattar
Date: 1960s