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Child's Petticoat

From the Collection of Dutch Australian Heritage Centre Victoria 60 Rosstown Road Carnegie Victoria

Description
Petticoat to be worn under child's white First Communion dress, made of white parachute silk sewn in extremely tiny stitches by machine and hand. French seams are used for the sides and shoulders; the hem is handsewn. The garment is fastened at the neck with a narrow white satin ribbon.
Size
H62xW38cm
Object Registration
6661
Keywords
dutch, migration
Historical information
This petticoat dress was sewn by Mrs. van den Heuvel and her friend M/s Jos Tersteeg for Marjo van den Heuvel to wear under a white dress on the occasion of her cousin Peter Beeker's First Holy Communion.
When Made
1945
Made By
Mrs. Theodora van den Heuvel (Sewer), Miss Jos Tersteeg (Sewer)
Significance
The material was obtained from one of the many parachutes that became available during the Allied offensive of 1944/45. This material was very welcome after the deprivations suffered during the 5 year German occupation.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:11AM