Blue print midriff top & shorts

These Aywon Originals shorts belonged to Janet Macindoe. Her daughter Anna remembers the casual attire of summer holidays in the 1970s. "In 1970 Mum  and Dad (Bill) bought a bare beachfront section in Vivian Bay on Kawau Island and had a small Lockwood bach built there in 1974. This was their paradise, Dad being well aware of the sandy bay from his sailing days. He was an avid yachtsman and owned a racing yacht in the 50s. Mum and Dad would spend about two months there in summer, and most long weekends and public holiday weekends. Mum was a great fisher woman and cook – no one can cook fresh snapper like Mum did! We all dragged the net for piper – to be eaten and used for bait. Mum spent hours on the beach chopping the heads of the piper, gutting and cleaning them to get the 'black' out of them. She always did this down on the beach in front of the bach and always in her bathing suit." 


Credit: Garments courtesy of Hilaire Field (top) & Anna Macindoe (shorts)
Copyright: Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 Licence
Copyright: Photo © Anna Macindoe
Designer: Unknown
Maker: Unknown (top), Aywon Originals by Holeproof (shorts)
Manufacturing location: New Zealand
Garment type: Midriff top and shorts
Material: Cotton (top) & viscose with nylon (shorts)
Colour: Blue
Label: Unknown (top), Aywon Originals by Holeproof (shorts)
Date: Early 1960s (top) & circa 1968 (shorts)