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In 1908 pupils at the Ballarat Technical Art School undertaking Dressmaking were instructed in the complete art of cutting, fitting, making, trimming, and finishing by the latest Parisian system. Lessons in patternmaking and desigining included ladies and children's coats, mantles, opera cloaks, capes, plain and fancy bodices, blouses and skirts, evening dresses, princess robes, tea gowns, dressing-jackets, wrappers, etc.[1]



Mrs Green

Sylvia Williams

Jessie Wright


Elsie Lewis, 1911

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Ballarat Technical Art School



The dressmaking classes which have been so successfully conducted for many years by Miss J. Wright at Coulter's buildings will be transferred on Tuesday next to the Technical Art School, in Lydiard Street South. The change will give much greater facilities to students for acquiring a thoroughly practical knowledge of this important branch of technical training.[2]


  1. Ballarat School of Mines Technical And Trade Schools Prospectus for Year 1908. Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 3071)
  2. Ballarat Star, 13 August 1915.

--Clare K.Gervasoni 13:27

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