The end of the First World War saw the appearance of the first ready-made garments from the fashion houses of Paris and McEwens of Perth earned a national reputation for importing the latest, up to the minute designs.
Circa 1900 Tea Gown: White cotton lawn with high neck of Valenciennes lace and bands in pattern of loops and bows. Another band of polychrome embroidered roses at lower bodice, sleeves, and skirt, which also have scalloped inserts of tucked pink cotton be
T he skirt closes by 2 hook and eyes at the back and gathers with pleats in the back for a nice fall. The skirt is lined with white polish cotton and a heavy gauze. Decorated with light blue satin ribbons with matching blue satin pleated side panels.