This beautiful 'throw on and go' dress is made from a 100% Cotton Drill fabric. It is lovely and comfortable without being clingy. This stunning dress features a beautiful design by Australian Indigenous Artist Sarah Naparrurla Leo. Depicting the Lukarrara seeds which are ground with water to make seed cakes. Please read the artist story below. The design features intricate Australian Indigenous art of small dots of colours in purple, orange, black, blue, red and pink.
The empire line and pleats in the skirt give the dress form and structure whilst keeping a comfortable easy breezy fit. And of course all our dresses have POCKETS!!! This dress goes over the head with no zips, buttons or closures.
This dress is ready to post. Please allow 3 working days for postage. I will send you an Australia Post tracking number when it's on its way.
All Nelly Wade dresses are ethically handmade to a high standard with very small production runs. They are made to last and to work hard for you throughout the changing seasons. Perfect as a sundress with sandals for Spring & Summer or layered with a jacket and boots for the cooler months. You will not be disappointed with your purchase.
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Size Guide- please check these measurements against one of your favourite dresses for the perfect fit. These measurements are approximates and are measured with the garment lying flat across the front.
XS- 4/6. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 18". Empire Line 18.5". Length from top shoulder to hem 35.5". Sleeves - Diameter 5.5". Circumference 11". Length 5.5".
S- 8/10. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 19". Empire Line 19". Length from top shoulder to hem 39". Sleeves - Diameter 7". Circumference 14". Length 6.5".
M- 12/14. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 20". Empire Line 20". Length from top shoulder to hem 40". Sleeves - Diameter 7". Circumference 14". Length 7".
L - 16/18. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 22". Empire Line 22". Length from top shoulder to hem 41". Sleeves - Diameter 8". Circumference 16". Length 7.5".
XL - 20/22. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 24.5". Empire Line 24.5". Length from top shoulder to hem 42". Sleeves - Diameter 8.5". Circumference 17". Length 7.5".
XXL - 24/26. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 26.5". Empire Line 26.5". Length from top shoulder to hem 44". Sleeves - Diameter 8.75". Circumference 17.5". Length 8.5".
If you are between sizes then size down for a more fitted dress or size up for a looser fit. Returns are accepted if you are unhappy with your fit. You will just need to pay return postage. An exchange or a full refund is available. Please be aware that pattern placement will be different to the one shown in the photos.
Here is the artists story:
Ngurlu Jukurrpa (Native Seed Dreaming)
"Nakamarra/Napurrurla women and Jakamarra/Jupurrurla men. The Jukurrpa is associated with a place called Jaralypari, north of Yuendumu. Lukarrara is a species of Fimbristylis, a grass that bears edible seeds in the winter-time. The seeds are traditionally ground on a large stone ('puturlu') with a smaller stone ('ngalikirri') to make flour. This flour is mixed with water ('ngapa') to make small seed cakes. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, particular sites and other elements. In paintings of this Jukurrpa large concentric circles are used to represent Jaralypari and dots surrounding these circles are often depicting the 'ngurlu'."