Smock dress - Stingrays (cream on green)

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Smock dress - Stingrays (cream on green)
Smock dress - Stingrays (cream on green)
  • scooped neckline on front 
  • Baby doll / smock style, buttons down front
  • Gathered waist
  • Pockets in side seams
  • Loose oversized fit
  • above knee length
  • Fabric designed by Cathy Bundamurra, Kalumburu WA
  • Cream print on green linen/cotton
  • Hand screen printed in Australia
  • Dress made ethically in Sydney

Artist: Cathy Bundamurra

"I grew up in Kalumburu. My family is Kwini tribe, but we’re half desert mob. My father is from country over near Port Hedland.

The old people used to live in the bush, going hunting, inland; and fishing in the salt water. Then they got them, put them on a mission, grew them up. My father came to Kalumburu from Port Hedland when he was 9 years old. My mum was working with the nuns at the mission here, and they got married when they were old enough.

My mum and dad had 10 kids. My dad worked opening all the roads up to the beaches; my mum worked at the mission, and raised us all up. My oldest brother and oldest sister helped my mum look after us. We lived in a little small house. Sometimes we go visit family in Port Hedland. I normally paint animals - goanna, fish, snakes - sometimes Wandjina, sometimes Gwion figures." 

Art story: Catch a stingray with a spear

“My design is the stingray and the spear. The spear is for hunting the stingray. We go hunting in the marsh at my homeland - Marra Garra - for stingray. We love going fishing. The kids like to make a spear, and then catch stingray, crab, fish.

Stingray tastes good - like tuna. We like to eat it in the fire. We seperate the fat and the liver; separate the meat; and then cook the liver and the meat up with the fat. There’s a few different stingray - we eat the big brown one. We don't eat the ones with brown dots. Kids and people in Kalumburu love eating stingray, and fish and crab. The boys and the older men still make spears. My daughter loves her fishing. She won a fishing competition, she got the first prize, a voucher. 

I have never done designs for fabric before - I think my artwork will be good on clothes.

Size and fit

Measurement is of the garment, in cms.

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

Size 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
bust (cms) 98 103 108 113 118 123 128
bottom hem width (cms) 160 165 170 175 180 185 190
length (front neck to hem) 82.5 83 84 84.5 85 86 86.5
waist circumf 89 94 99 104 109 114 119
Sleeve opening 29.5 32.5 35.5 38.5 41.5 44.5 47.5

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. 

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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.


Smock dress - Stingrays (cream on green)
Smock dress - Stingrays (cream on green)
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05/24/2021
Stingrays smock dress.

I love Magpie Goose' smock dresses. The stingray adds to my collection. The fabric is fantastic quality, easy to wash and lovely to wear. Shopping on the website is easy but dropping into the pop up shops are even better.

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