Sleeveless. No collar. Straight cut. Interesting inserts on front and back of same fabric. Black satin with orange and pea green flowers. Back has a 21.5 inch black zipper. There is a 8" flap which goes over the zipper and is attached with 2 hooks and eyes and a snap closure. Top is line with black chiffon. It has a 2.5 " hem.
Fabric was purchased in an open market in Nigeria by Lynn McLelland (resident of Grand Pre, Nova Scotia) and she made the outfit in 1963. The top was made from a Vogue pattern -- when skirt styles became longer she shortened it and made black pants. The outfit was made for a New Years Eve party held around the faculty club pool. Lynn was in Africa with her husband Jim McLelland (Math Professor) for two years while he was working a term appointment at the University of Ubadan.
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