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RARE Vintage 1950s Sweater -Beautiful Darlene Cardigan w Embroidery + Velvet Appliqué Red Rose Blossoms Size M to XL

Regular price $298.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $298.00 USD
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•Highlights: the pinnacle of top-shelf cardies, from an extensive one-person collection of quality vintage full-fashioned sweaters; this carefully hand-embroidered beauty will surely capture ALL the compliments for you; reminiscent of Juli Lynn Charlot's work; a rare and coveted 3D rose cardigan that even has thorns!...when will you see another this amazing?

•Colors: cream, blood red, browns, greens

•Fabric: "Minklam" -- a wool/mink/"fur fiber" blend, with rayon or silk velvet roses

•Lined: no

•Closures: faux pearls

•Designer/Labels: Darlene

All accessories (belts, jewelry, crinolines, pins, etc.) are for style inspiration only unless indicated.


About a M to XL (former owner wore L/XL). Works for a range depending on the fit you like; please allow room for ease 

Bust (underarm area doubled) about 42" fully closed down the front, 48" pulled more tight

Waistband about 24" slack, 34" pulled more taut

Shoulder to hem about 21 1/2"

Shoulders about 16"

Sleeves, shoulder to cuff about 25" and then meant to be cuffed.


Looks great, though not 100% perfect! Cleaned. 60+ years old.

To note: I very carefully removed the hand-stitched velvet roses, hand-washed the sweater 2x, and restitched the roses in place as before. It's now fresh and looks great, though does have subtle signs of its age.

Faint trace of discoloration tucked in at the underarm seams, hidden when on a person. There's a wee spot on a cuff that didn't lift. And an incredibly faint little ghost dot of toning near the side seam that I keep losing track of, it's so hard to see. See photos.


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