The Nelly Long Sleeve Jersey Dress! Not just any long sleeve but Balloon sleeves gathered into a long narrow cuff. The cuff can be double turned if you prefer or can be pulled up to a 3/4 length making a puffier sleeve.
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 subtle Indigenous Australian design of a yellow, pale blue, black and white dot painting by Aboriginal Artist Fiona Napangardi Williams, representing Honey Ant 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 3-4 weeks until 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 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.
XS- 4/6. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 18". Empire Line 18.5". Length from top shoulder to hem 39".
S- 8/10. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 19". Empire Line 19.5". Length from top shoulder to hem 39.5".
M- 12/14. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 20". Empire Line 21". Length from top shoulder to hem 40.5".
L - 16/18. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 22.5". Empire Line 23.5". Length from top shoulder to hem 41.5".
XL - 20/22. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 24". Empire Line 25". Length from top shoulder to hem 42.5".
XXL - 24/26. Bust/Underarm to Underarm 26". Empire Line 27". Length from top shoulder to hem 42.5".
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:
"Honey ants are a much prized delicacy, considered to be well worth the enormous effort it takes to dig them out of the ground. The ants dig tunnels quite deep under the ground in 'jirrijirrinpa' (mulga woodland) country. Branching from these passage ways are chambers ('mingki'), from the ceiling of which the honey ants are suspended, full of food. With their swollen abdomens, the ants are unable to move. The country associated with this Jukurrpa is Wanakurdpanda, east of Yuendumu. This Jukurrpa also travels through Yuendumu, and belongs to Japangardi/Japanangka men and Napangardi/Napanangka women. Honey ants can be identified by a little yellow stripe on their backs." - Fiona Napangardi Williams.