What is the Australian Dress Register?
The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance. This includes men's, women's and children's clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday. Museums and private collectors are encouraged to research their garments and share the stories and photographs while the information is still available and within living memory. The Register encourages people to consider their collections very broadly and share what they know about members of their community, what they wore and life in the past. This provides access to a world wide audience while keeping their garments in their relevant location. More
Corset (1885 - 1890) Overbust corset is tan coloured cotton drill. Center front closure is a metal spoon-busk with five loop and posture closures, and center-back laces with 30 metal eyelets, some of which are missing. The top of the corset is decorated with machine-made lace, threaded with brown ribbon. ... More
Themes: Everyday wear, Other, Confirmation
What the Australian Dress Register means to Justine Malinowski: "it's a tool to allow people to research what is out there in other people's collections"
It is a rare example of early nineteenth century dress. The cotton print is vibrant and in very good condition and has been very carefully placed to match on seams and sleeve bands. It is entirely hand stitched. The day dress with its fall front would have facilitated maternity and breast feeding as women were ... More