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RESERVED for Debra Patterson

This dress belonged to Skeeter Davis, Grand Ole Opry member and 1st crossover country/pop artist. It was purchased from her estate in Brentwood, TN in 2005. Based on my reasearch and reading, I think she probably did not make this, rather had it made for her.
The photo shows Skeeter wearing this dress while performing on the Ryman - Opry stage during the Martha White Hour - circa 1970.

Small check navy and white gingham provide the backdrop for an exquisite display of crochet trimmed sleeves and center bust. A second glance reveals that the crochet work serves as the lacing mechanism for long cotton cord ties. A wide white layer of scalloped eyelet lace adorns the bottom between the two ruffles, and similar 1 inch lace trims the neckline and cuffs.

The Shelf bust and empire waist make a lovely silhouette. And how can you go wrong with those stunning mutton sleeves?! Wide side sash tails tie to the back with a puffy bow or simple drape. Nylon back zipper closure. Two deep layers of ruffles at the bottom make a grand, 11 yard sweep.

LABEL: homemade- probably a Gunne Sax pattern
COLOR: navy blue, white, ecru
MATERIAL: not sure- probably poly cotton

shoulder- shoulder 13"
pit- pit 16"
pit- waist band bottom 6.75"
shoulder- top of waist band 14.25"
empire waist band 3"
bottom waist seam to hem 41"
natural waist 28"
hips 17"
length 57.25"
sleeve length 27"
sash ties 41"
lace trim- bottom 5.50"
zipper 21"
sweep 132" (11 yards!)

CONDITION: Vintage Excellent. I can't find any problems. Smoke-Free, Pet-Free

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RESERVED Skeeter Davis - Mutton Sleeve Prairie Dress - Vintage - Navy White Gingham - Crochet Lace - Maxi XS S


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: poly, cotton, lace, crochet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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