This beautiful 'throw on and go' dress is made from Cotton Jersey - 93% Cotton and 7% Elastine. It's comfy, cozy and warm without being clingy. This stunning dress features a beautifully Indigenous Australian design of colours of maroons, purples, yellows, oranges and aquas by Aboriginal Artist Margaret Nangala Gallagher, representing Emu Dreaming. The Artists statement is below.
This Nelly Dress has bust darts and of course all our dresses have POCKETS!!! The empire line and pleats in the skirt give the dress form and structure whilst keeping a comfortable easy breezy fit. This dress goes over the head with no zips, buttons or closures.
Your dress will be made to order so please allow 5-6 weeks until postage. I will send you an Australia Post tracking number when it's on its way.
This Nelly Wade dress is ethically handmade to a high standard in Australia with very small production runs. They are made to last and to work hard for you throughout the changing seasons. 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.
* This dress has a lot of stretch so you can size down *
XS- 4/6. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 18.5 (47cm)". Empire Line 18.5" (47cm). Length from top shoulder to hem 38.5" (97cm). Sleeves - Diameter 7" (18cm). Circumference 14" (35.5cm). Length 21" (53cm).
S- 8/10. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 20" (51cm). Empire Line 20" (51cm). Length from top shoulder to hem 39" (99cm). Sleeves - Diameter 7.5" (19cm). Circumference 15" (38cm). Length 21" (53cm).
M- 12/14. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 21" (53cm). Empire Line 21.5" (54.5cm). Length from top shoulder to hem 40" (101.5cm). Sleeves - Diameter 7.5" (19cm). Circumference 15" (38cm). Length 21" (53cm).
L - 16/18. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 22" (56cm). Empire Line 22.5" (57cm). Length from top shoulder to hem 40" (101.5cm). Sleeves - Diameter 8" (20cm). Circumference 16" (40.5cm). Length 22.5" (57cm).
XL - 20/22. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 25" (63.5cm). Empire Line 25" (63.5cm). Length from top shoulder to hem 40" (101.5cm). Sleeves - Diameter 8.5" (21.5cm). Circumference 17" (43cm). Length 21" (53cm).
XXL - 24/26. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 26.5" (67cm). Empire Line 26.5" (67cm). Length from top shoulder to hem 41.5" (105.5cm). Sleeves - Diameter 9" (23cm). Circumference 18" (46cm). Length 23" (53cm).
If you are between sizes then size down as this dress is made from a stretchy Jersey material. 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:
"This particular site of the Yankirri Jukurrpa, (emu Dreaming [Dromaius novaehollandiae]) is at Ngarlikurlangu, north of Yuendumu. The 'yankirri' travelled to the rockhole at Ngarlikurlangu to find water. This Jukurrpa story belongs to Jangala/Jampijinpa men and Nangala/Nampijinpa women. In contemporary Warlpiri paintings traditional iconography is used to represent the Jukurrpa, associated sites and other elements. Emus are usually represented by their 'wirliya' (footprints), arrow-like shapes that show them walking around Ngarlikurlangu eating 'yakajirri' (bush raisin [Solanum centrale]). In the time of the Jukurrpa there was a fight at Ngarlikiurlangu between a 'yankirri' ancestor and Wardilyka (Australian bustard [Ardeotis australis]) ancestors over sharing the 'yakajirri'. There is also a dance for this Jukurrpa that is performed during initiation ceremonies." - Margaret Nangala Gallagher.