Shirt dress - Lily pads


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Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
  • Collared shirt dress with waist tie
  • Buttons down the front (works for breastfeeding)
  • 3/4 length sleeves
  • Pockets in side seams
  • Approx knee length
  • Fabric designed by Dulcie Williams
  • Cream print in turmeric medium weight linen
  • 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

Measurement is of the garment, in cms.

Sharnie wears size 12 (bust: 93cm, waist: 83cm, hips: 91cm, height: 176cm)

Maya wears size 8 (bust: 84cm, waist: 164cm, hips: 81cm, height: 171cm)

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22
bust 99 104 109 114 119.5 125 130.5 136 141.5
waist 95 100 105 110 115 120.7 126.3 132 137.3
hips 107.8 113 118 123 128 133.5 139 144.7 150
hem circ 126 132 137 142 147 152.5 158 163.5 169
front length 107.5 109 110 111 112 113.5 115 116.3 117.5
sleeve length 27.5 28.3 29 29.5 30 30.5 31 31.5 32
end sleeve circ 29.5 32.5 35 37.5 40 43.5 47.5 51.5 55

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.


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.

Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
Shirt dress - Lily pads
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I just love my new Lily pads Shirt dress

I love the print (yay for Dulcie!) and the cut of the dress. It’s really comfortable to wear. I used the sizing information on the website to figure out which size to buy - very useful. I love the feel of the linen fabric - it’s more substantial than many linen shirts, but I wore it on a hot day and it felt great. What a great combination of features.

Rosemary T.
Australia Australia
Shirt dress - Lily pads

Just love it. Feels great to wear. Easy to dress up. I've worn it to work and out for dinner. The print and the colour is beautiful. I love the story about the design and finding out about the artist. Makes it even more special to wear. Easy friendly shopping experience.

Sally K.
Australia Australia
Shirt dress lily pads

Love this dress. Fabulous flattering fit. The colour, pattern and feel are wonderful. Already had so many compliments when I wear it. Will add boots and keep wearing through winter ❤️

Maria R.
Australia Australia