Unpicking time

Home dressmaking became an important domestic skill with the advent of the sewing machine in the mid-1800s. Not only did it give women access to the latest fashions, it was also a creative pursuit.

While aesthetically pleasing, items also have a high research potential relating to domestic dress making and alterations.

Independent significance assessment of Moruya Museum’s collection

This exhibition takes a forensic look at some of the clothes in the collection, particularly the ones with significant alterations.