Curvy but covered bracelet-sleeve sheath dress. Black and white wool gingham check with white linen french cuffs. Bust darts, plus front and back vertical darts for serious shaping. Ten large decorative buttons down the back, with two functional buttons at the cuffs. Closes with metal Talon zip and four large hooks&eyes. Very well constructed. Lined in cotton at the front and back upper bodice only. From the late 50s or early 60s.
Labels: Jeane Scott by Margot, Southland Fashions / Dickson & Ives / Orlando Florida
background - Henry Dickson and Sidney Ives, both successful businessmen in their native Atlanta, opened a grocery store together in Orlando in 1897. They eventually branched out into dry goods. Their sons reorganized the department store business as Dickson & Ives in 1944 and remained in business until April 1965.
Fiber/Care: unmarked, wool, linen, and cotton
Condition: the bottom three buttons at the back of the dress have been retacked so the dress hangs correctly. there is a very small, inconspicuous stain on the bodice (see photo). there is some bleeding of the color hidden within the french cuffs.
*We've had this dress professionally dry-cleaned and it is ready to wear.*
~ generous seam allowance would allow the dress to be let out about 2"/5cm at bust, waist, and hip ~
bust: 32"/81.25cm plus darts
total length: 39"/99cm on center back
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(BDV SKU: 00329-014)