This 1950s 'majorette' costume, although stained and crumpled, still retains the idea of glamour for the little girl who aspired to be a majorette when she went to high school. Majorettes twirled batons and led the high school band, in the 1950s, and probably before, and their costumes were cheeky affairs; short skirts, white boots, and the tall hat with chin strap.
There is hope for this outfit. It needs cleaning (I bet that's hot chocolate on the skirt) and one or two mends, but the hat is spectacular and in great condition. These costumes were throwaways-- not considered great heirlooms to tuck away--so most of them have candy stains or hot chocolate on them. The bottom on this skirt could be removed and washed separately. Fels Naptha is a an old remedy for stains and still is. One uses it for spot cleaning, but use it carefully. I doubt the costume is color fast. The blouse has glitter design to mimic gold braid. Within the original box is a battered die cut Halloween cat, which I think is older than the costume. He was in the box when I bought the costume and that is where he stays.
Dimensions, lying flat, are: The skirt opens up to 42" around. The waist has a drawstring to meet many size waists. The skirt is 12" long. The blouse is 13" long. 25" around. The sleeves are 15" long and 5" around. Neck opening in 7". The wonderful hat is 9.5' tall and the same wide. The plastic brim is 2". The blouse and hat are a synthetic but the skirt is cotton. The doll is only a prop and not included in the sale.
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