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Brown & tan plaid silk taffeta; bell shaped elbow length sleeves each w/ 3 flounces edged in black lace. Lined w/ cream silk; ruched at edges; lace at collar & inner sleeves; 8 covered buttons. Hook & eye closure at front; bodice is lined w/ brown cotton; skirt is lined w/ glazed brown cotton; brown satin tape at hem. One pocket on right side; handstitched.
Note pinned to neck: ""Miss Alice Ropes/Brown taffeta/1850's/lace collar and cuffs/added later/held (?) for Barrett.""