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Object Name Ensemble
Date 1980s
Description Woman's two-piece dress. Rayon/acetate
a) Jacket: long sleeved, waist length, navy blue button-up jacket. Blue, purple & green plaid cuffs, waistband gathered into ruched elastic CB, shoulder pads. 5 strips sewn into each shoulder seam, following neckline to diamond patch at bust, then hanging loose to waist, each ending in a knot. Strips are solid red, solid mustard, solid blue, blue plaid & multicolor patterned. Facing in red, blue & pink floral & diamond pattern. Buttons covered in red & multicolored fabrics
Label: sewn-in "Carole Little", "Made in USA of Imported domestic fabric, 55% rayon, 44% acetate, dry clean only, RN # 46780, style 601641C, size 4"; hang tag "Style W, Size S, Price 8"
b) Skirt: calf-length, navy blue A-line circle skirt, waistband gathered into ruched elastic across entire back. Faux pocket flaps on hips, covered with same strips and jacket in curved shape.
Labels: "Carole Little" "Made in USA. Fabric from USA. 58% acetate 42% rayon, excluding of trim"
Object ID 2012.19.3a-b
Provenance Donor purchased second-hand at Bargain Basket Junior League shop in Des Moines, Iowa.
People & Trade Names Little, Carole