Historical information

This lady’s cream fine cotton combination 'teddy' is an example of the dressmaking , lacework and needlework skills of the women of the early settlers families in Moorabbin Shire in the early 20th C


Early settlers and market gardeners established their families in Moorabbin Shire c1900 and this item shows the skill and craftsmanship of the women of these families

Physical description

Lady's hand sewn fine cream cotton , 'teddy', a combination petticoat with a crotch that fastens with 2 mother of pearl buttons Shoulder straps and neckline are edged with crochet and the yoke has coloured needlework. Hand sewn gathering at hip line of side seams