Patchworked dress

Linda Evans made this style for her shop Chippo. One of the specialities was clothing for petite women, as the teen sizes related to small women's sizes – 8, 10 and 12. There were two colourways for this dress, lemon and pink, in sizes 8, 10 and 12. There was also a smaller version for young girls. "Unfortunately the day after we put them all in the shop we were burgled in the middle of the night, something that small boutiques experienced at least twice a year! The majority of our stock was taken along with the dresses that had just been put out for sale." Linda had mentioned to her staff that she would love one of these dresses if there was one left at the end of the season. "As a surprise they made me one out of the fabric that was left. Goodness knows where the other ones ended up!"


Copyright: Photo © Linda Evans, All rights reserved
Designer: Linda Evans
Manufacturing location: Auckland
Garment type: Cotton special occasion daywear dress
Material: Cotton
Features: The dress is a combination of a mix and match fabric range – plain, floral and broderie anglais
Colour: Lemon with pink flowers
Label: Chippo
Date: 1986