Box dress - Lily pads

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Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
  • Mid thigh/ above knee length
  • Short sleeves
  • Pockets
  • Loose shift fit
  • Key hole button clasp at back of neck
  • Cream print on turmeric mid weight linen
  • Designed by Dulcie Williams, Kalumburu WA 
  • Hand screen printed
  • Dress made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Dulcie Williams

Dulcie was born in Wyndham and grew up in Oombulgurri with her grandparents. She moved to Kalumburu when she was 18. She has one sister and three brothers. 

“I like living in Kalumburu - it’s quiet, I go for a walk every afternoon and look at the views. Sometimes I go to church, say prayers.” Dulcie now lives in Derby, WA. She is very excited to have her lily pad design on clothing.

Art story: Lily pads

“My design is the lily pads in the waterholes. The lily pads are along the waterhole in Oombulgurri. Oombulgurri was a small community. It got shut down, and everyone had to leave. Some moved to Wyndham. I came to Kalumburu. There’s biggest mob of waterholes in Oombulgurri - fresh water waterholes, no crocs. It’s beautiful. I painted the lily pads because I like drawing them. It reminds me of my favourite place. Everytime I go to the waterhole, I look at the lily pads. And I just jump in the waterhole and smell the lily pads. They smell good. I dive under the water and forget all my troubles. It’s my happy place”.

Dulcie created this design at a Magpie Goose textile design workshop at Kalumburu Strong Women's Centre in August 2018. 

Size and fit

Sharnie is wearing a size 12.

She normally wears a Magpie Goose Size 12. She is 176cm tall and her measurements are: Bust: 93cm Waist: 83cm Hip: 91cm

Freja is wearing a size 8.

She normally wears a Magpie Goose Size 8. She is 166cm tall and her measurements are: Bust: 83cm Waist: 72cm Hip: 93cm

Garment Measurements:

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
bust (cms) 102 107 112 117 122 127 132 137 142
Hips 103 108 113 118 123 128 133 138 143
bottom hem width (cms) 110.6 115.6 120.6 125.6 130.6 135.6 140.6 145.6 150.6
length (from scooped neck to hem) 80 82 83.5 85 86.5 88.5 90 92 93.5


See here for our sizing guide.

 

Treat me right

Design is printed on cotton/linen with quality inks and then heat-set; designs are colourfast. Each metre of fabric is hand-printed and is unique - fabulous variations often occur!

Please treat your wearable art with love and care – we recommend cold hand wash, dry in shade, and reverse iron.

Shipping

Standard Australia Post: AUD $8 (approx 5 business days)

Express Australia Post: AUD $11 (approx 1 - 2 business days)

NZ standard post: $13

NZ express post: $20

Standard International post: AUD $15

Express International Post: AUD $25

Free standard shipping Australia-wide for all orders over $500

All orders are packed and dispatched from Brisbane (Postcode 4101 if you would like to get an estimate from Aus Post). Orders made before 2pm will be posted that day, and after 2pm will be posted next business day. 

Our guarantee: returns and exchanges

We want you to be happy with your Magpie Goose item + for it to fit well. We will exchange, provide a store credit, or provide a refund if your item does not fit or if the piece is not right for you! Full returns policy here.

Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
Box dress - Lily pads
 
Size (au) 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
Bust (cm) 83 88 93 98 103 108.5 114 119.5 129.5
Waist (cm) 63 68 73 78 83 88.5 94 99.5 105
Hip (cm) 92 97 102 107 112 117.5 123 128.5 134


 

 

 

 

* This chart refers to your body measurements (in cm) Actual garment measurements can be found on each individual product page.

 



HOW TO MEASURE YOURSELF TO FIND YOUR BEST FIT:


Use a measuring tape. Alternatively, you can use a piece of ribbon/string and then measure it with a ruler afterwards.


Don’t hold the tape measure too tightly to your body, you should be able to breathe comfortably when measuring.


It makes things easier if you do your measurements in front of a mirror or if you have a friend to help you out.


Take your measurements over bare skin or in your underwear. 

 

Note: it is a good idea to take into account what underwear you normally wear. For example: if you normally wear a padded bra, it’s best to measure whilst wearing that bra as the padding can quite dramatically alter your measurements. Similarly, if it is a style that you wouldn't normally wear a bra with, measure over your bare skin.



Bust:


With your shoulders relaxed and arms by your sides measure the largest point of your bust, ensure the tape measure is held level around your back.


Waist:


Relax (don’t breathe in!) and measure the narrowest part of your waist, if you are unsure, bend sideways and where you ‘bend’ is a good indicator.


Hip:


Stand with your feet together. Measure around the  widest part of your hips and bottom. Ensure you keep the tape measure level.



HOW TO USE GARMENT MEASUREMENTS TO GET YOUR BEST FIT:


Each of the Magpie Goose product pages will have some key measurements of that specific garment and advice about the fit (eg. oversized, true to size etc).
To put it simply, you want your BODY measurement to be SMALLER than the GARMENT measurements. You want to allow a few cm extra for “breathing space”.
A good way to check your desired fit is to get your favourite pair of pants and check the waist measurement on those. You can do the same thing for the bust measurement of a top, etc.


If you need some help with deciding  your size, just get in touch! hello@magpiegoose.com

Or, if when you receive your order it’s still not right, that’s ok too! Check out our returns process here


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Magpie Goose Box dress - Lily pads Review
05/22/2021
Lily Pads box dress

I love this print! I've been waiting for it to drop since last year and wasn't disappointed. The fabric is a lovely quality, a great cut and true to size. Versatile enough to wear with layers in the cooler weather and I'm looking forward to wearing it in the warmer months as a short sleeved dress. So happy with the fast shipment.

ML
Meredith L.
Australia Australia