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RepositoryNational Resource Centre for Dance Archive
LevelItem
Ref NoNM/S/26/1
TitleDresses
Datec1937
DescriptionDresses for the Landler costume. The dresses have black velvet bodices (like the top of a pinafore) with criss-cross ties down the front (this is thick thread), the skirts are made from either gingham or madras check fabric and are attached to the bodices; they are slightly gathered and there is a hook and eye fastening at the top (which would have been hidden by the apron worn see NM/S/26/3). The skirt length is approximately just below the knee. Some of the skirts have been taken up and have large hems.

The dresses have handwritten numbers on the lining of the bodices and are also labelled Madge Atkinson. One of the dresses has the label London College.

The colours are:
All black (or dark navy) velvet bodices with different coloured checked or gingham skirts with varied patterns and different coloured strings/threads in the bodices.

1 x blue and white gingham
1 x red and white gingham

1 x blue, orange and white check
2 x blue, white and black check

1 x red, blue and white check
3 x red, black and white check
1 x red, blue and yellow check

1 x green, orange and yellow check
1 x green, white and black check
1 x green, orange and black

Also four small scraps of skirt material:
1 x blue and white gingham
1 x red and white gingham
1 x green, white and black check
1 x red, black and white check.
Related MaterialSee NM/S/26 for further information on this dance and related costume items.
Extent13 dresses and spare material
Physical Description1230mm x 350mm (dresses)
FormatCostume
Persons
CodePerson NameDates
DS/UK/P3147Atkinson; Madge (1885-1970); dance practitioner1885-1970
DS/UK/11148London College of Dance and Drama; 1944-1944-
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