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Hollywood 987

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Hollywood 987; ca. 1934; Dancing or gym costume. Two-piece suit has blouse with elastic at waistline which may be gathered or pleated to a straight yoke at front and back. Shaped collar and ribbon tie. Short cuffed sleeves or puff sleeves. Shorts may be lined or unlined, and have elastic at back. Fastening at left hip. Fabrics for blouse-China silk, flat crêpe, crêpe de chine, taffeta, satin, gingham, handkerchief linen. Fabrics for shorts-Gingham, velveteen, velvet, satin. Featuring Ruby Keeler in the movie "Dames".

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By Wearing History I made it up, but added pockets. I didn't realize it had an elastic waistband until I was going through to hem it but kept wondering why it was so short!

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