Bust: measures 36” flat and will stretch up to 40” easily
Hem/high hip: measures 33” flat and will stretch up to 36” maximum, for best fit
Length: 20.5” from shoulder to hem
Underarm to hem length: 11”
Sleeve length: 18”
Label: Mirsa, 100% Wool, Made in Italy, Marshall Field and Company Import Bazaar
Vintage size label: 36
This pretty pistachio green 1950s cardigan sweater is a flat, lightweight knit wool, with chain-stitched floral embroidery trim decorating the ivory stripes at collar, cuffs and along both sides of the front button placket. The cardigan fastens with small shell buttons. The bracelet-length sleeves are slightly puffed, where they meet the fitted cuffs. The pointed collar folds back from a deep V-neckline. The straight hem is flat (not ribbed or fitted), and hits at about high hip on our mannequin. In very good condition, the fine knit Italian wool has one small flaw on the back right side (see close-up photo). This sweet floral cardigan dates from around the late 1950s, and was made in Italy for beloved Chicago department store, Marshall Field and Company. The sweater’s relatively light weight makes it perfect for spring and summer!