I went to the Home Sewn exhibition, a pop-up exhibition celebrating New Zealand home sewing. It was pretty well done, but small. There were about 30 odd dresses, from the 1930's to now. Here are a couple of my favorites
The main reason I went to the exhibit though was to buy the book. They published a book with the history of home-sewing and fashion in New Zealand. As an added bonus, there are 10 patterns from 10 different designers in NZ. Papercut Patterns has a great skirt pattern in it that I'm dying to try. After the exhibit I went to a little coffee shop around the corner, in Queen's Arcade, they have the best coffee and coconut rough slices in Auckland. The book is great, well worth the money.