Storybook Knits "Cat Tail Delights" Cardigan
Storybook Knits was a *highly* successful collection that was designed exclusively for the Home Shopping Network from the mind of designer Jamie Gries!
Introduced in 1997, the label created one of a kind, highly collectible knitwear until 2008. Jamie was highly detailed in her whimsical designs, as well as a smart business woman who involved her loyal customers by asking them to submit their sweater design ideas. Each sweater was hand loomed using a ramie/cotton blend, then every embellishment was *hand sewn* on without any computerization!
Ok, LET’S GET INTO THIS WORK OF ART!
•This glorious tan cardigan features a design from the POV from behind - we see the backs of different kinds of cats with their tails hooked around their favorite treats and toys! A ball of yarn, a fish, a mouse, a bird cage, and so on.
•The buttons are an alternating design of tiny pink flowers and brown cat paw prints 🐾 The buttons you will use for closure are hidden on the inside of the cardigan, behind the decorative buttons!
•There is some great soft color blocking with shades of tan and light green.
•The mice tails are made from black sequins and some of the cats are made from angora, so they have a nice soft texture!
•The back features a cute design of a mouse running along a fence chasing pink flowers.
To care for these special pieces, please consider the following advice directly from the HSN web site:
Please dry clean when the label instructs you to do so. For the experienced, you may hand or machine wash (gentle cycle) in mild detergent, then lay flat to dry. When almost 99% dry, throw in dryer to fluff with a fabric softener.
With proper care, the sweaters will not stretch or grow, and they will not shrink or fade from washing. They will stay new looking for years, thanks to the fine quality ramie cotton construction.
Fits like a modern size | 1X
Material | 53% Ramie/40% Cotton/7% Acrylic, exclusive of trim
Tag size | 1X
Label | Storybook Knits, exclusively for Home Shopping Network
Measurements taken lying flat - double the bust, waist and hips for true measurement.
Shoulders (seam to seam) | 21.5”
Sleeve length (shoulder seam to sleeve hem) | 23.5”
Bust (armpit to armpit) | 26” (52”)
Hips | 25.5” (51”)
Length (shoulder seam to hem) | 28”
*Mannequin measures 34.5x24x34 and fits a modern size Small in tops and XS in bottoms.
*Model is 5’6” with measurements of 36x30x42 and fits a modern size Medium in tops and Medium/Large in bottoms (depending on the cut and label).
Vintage condition (out of 10) | 9