Tennis Dress


Migration Museum

Migration Museum
Adelaide, Australia

Homemade white cotton dress opening all down the front. The full skirt is cut on the cross and pleated around the waist line. The fitted top is sleeveless with a revere collar. The dress is fastened with six large white buttons down the front. The dress is machine stitched with all facings and hems done with hand sewing. This dress is a great example of women's sports wear and post-war self sufficiency in the home in making as many garments as possible.


  • Title: Tennis Dress
  • Date Created: 1950-01-01/1959-12-31
  • Provenance: Tennis dress was made by the donor's mother for the donor's elder sister in the 1950s at Leasingham near Clare.
  • Subject Keywords: Sport
  • Rights: History Trust of South Australia, CC-0, photographer: Amy Dale, History Trust of South Australia

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