|What is it?|
|Can’t you tell I’m stoked?|
How did this miracle occur, you ask? Well, we went into Goodwill this afternoon; I was searching for a sweater… not finding anything too exciting, tried on a few, not overly satisfied with what I had… put it all back, etc. But… while Mom and Charlotte were finishing up at the dressing rooms, I wandered over to the Ladies knits section (I had previously been looking in the sweaters). Lo, and behold, there, after a wee bit of browsing through the regular old T-shirts and random sweaters, I spotted it! It looked 40’s… the tag looked old… couldn’t find too much info online… got Mom’s approval (two thumbs up)… it fit! And a few minutes later I was walking out the store inwardly gloating at my discovery. Do you all want to see?
|Gloves: Antique Mall | Purse: Goodwill (another day’s find)|
|1940’s Sweater- Botany Brand designed by Barbara Carol: Goodwill
Plaid Skirt-Pendleton Woolen Mills: Longest Yard Sale
Shoes: Garage Sale
So, how do I know this sweater is vintage 1940’s? For one thing, the curves. Seriously, this sweater was built for the 40’s woman’s figure! I.E Broad shoulders, smaller waist and hips. And another, the zipper is metal. Thirdly, you all will love this, the detail on the front. Check it out:
|It looks turquoise here, but in reality, it’s closer to hunter green.|
Isn’t that detail cool? I’ve seen a detail very similar in my Everyday Fashions of the Forties: as Pictured in Sears Catalog.