Pink cheongsam with floral motifs accompanied by box with label ‘Capitol Embriodery and Dressmaking School’

This is a sleeveless pink satin cheongsam decorated with floral motif down the bodice. It has a nipped in waist which was popular in the 1950s and 1960s. The flap on the right hand side is secured by press studs. The sleeves are made from one piece of fabric folded at the shoulder and hemmed at the sides and sleeves. Machine-sewn by the donor’s grandmother, it was worn by the donor’s mother on her wedding day in the 1930s. Accompanying the cheongsam is a box with label ‘Capitol Embriodery and Dressmaking School’. The donor’s mother was proficient in sewing and embroidery work.

Date/Period
1930s
Region
Singapore
Dimension
Unknown Type: Please refer to parts
Accession No.
2008-06287
Collection of
National Museum of Singapore
Credit Line
Gift of Angeline Lee
Category
Garments and Accessories