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January 9, 2013

Butter carton dress

Filed under: Item of the Day — Lizzie Ehrenhalt @ 9:30 am

Butter carton dress

Dress made out of butter cartons worn by Mary Ann Titrud (Princess Kay of the Milky Way) at the 1965 Minnesota State Fair to promote the American Dairy Association of Minnesota.

The dress has a Bertha collar and center back zipper; hook-and-eye closure at the collar; and a matching lined capelet with a center front opening and plain rounded neckline edged in rick rack.  A band with hidden buttons and snaps holds the cape and neckline in place.  The A-line skirt has a waistline band with two plastic buttons and buttonholes in front and an inverted front pleat edged in rick rack.  Round-cornered squares have been cut out from one-pound butter cartons representing various Minnesota creameries and machine-stitched onto the cape and skirt in horizontal rows to a stiffened interfacing.

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