Kōrero: Unpaid domestic work

Kitchen-floor dressmaking (1 o 3)

Kitchen-floor dressmaking

Mrs Holmes and her neighbour cut out a dress on her kitchen floor in the Hutt Valley in 1944. Making their own clothes using paper patterns and fabric from drapery shops and department stores enabled women to keep up with the fashions while saving money. It could also be an enjoyable creative outlet for some women.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, John Dobrée Pascoe Collection (PAColl-0783)
Reference: 1/4-001174; F
Photograph by John Dobrée Pascoe

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Matt Morris, 'Unpaid domestic work - Making clothes and preserving food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/23327/kitchen-floor-dressmaking (accessed 9 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Matt Morris, i tāngia i te 11 Mar 2010