We love Butte Knits ~ they are cut in simple and classic lines, they are easy to wear, and totally timeless. This jacket is from the fabulous 1960s and borrows heavily from Chanel's design elements with its boxy cardigan cut and 3/4 sleeve length.
This cardigan jacket is a fabulous ribbed and textured knit in a rich cherry red and is trimmed in amazing hot pink satin. It has front side darts, and fitting darts on the back shoulders.
There are 4 rows of top-stitching around the collar, on the faux welt pockets and around the wrist trim that lends a delightful quilted appearance.
There are satin-covered buttons down the front, as an accent on the welts and at the wrists, too. The buttonholes are bound finished and horizontal.
Laid flat the jacket measures:
up to 42" bust
5" from neck point to shoulder point.
16.5" across the top of the back shoulders.
19" from shoulder point to sleeve hem.
22" from center back of the neck to the hem.
42" around hem.
The jacket is in excellent condition, just back from the dry cleaners.
We are also going to ship along with the jacket, the matching shell for no additional cost; reason being, we found a tiny double light spot (less than 1/8" each) on the front of the shell about 9" down from the neckline, between the darts. We have not tried to remove them yet. When we tried to measure them, they blended in with the fabric closeup.
Measurements for the jewel neckline shell blouse are:
up to 41" bust
4.5" from neck point to shoulder point.
15" across the top of the back shoulders.
9" from shoulder point to sleeve hem.
20" long from center back of the neck to the hem.
38" around hem.
These measurements translate to an approximate size 10 by contemporary standards, but please compare to a similar garment of your own that fits the way you prefer.
This has an 11.5" Talon zipper down the back with metal pull and plastic teeth.
A little about Butte Knits:
Butte Knit was a division of the Jonathan Logan Corporation, which was, in the 1960s, the largest manufacturer of women’s clothing in the world. Butte Knit was established by David Schwartz in 1959 in Spartanburg, South Carolina. It was the first company to produce doubleknit fabric in the US.
The Butte Knit factory was unique in that it was a vertical factory, in which the entire process from the spinning of the yarn to the finished garment was produced in one place.
Thanks to the Vintage Fashion Guild for their reference materials on Butte Knits.
We are a member of The VFG, The Vintage Fashion Guild.
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