This bolero has been hand knitted from a 1940s, wartime, Bestway pattern. A smart broad rib it is a longer line bolero which was originally modelled by 1940s American movie star Virginia Grey.
Knitted in James Brett Aria Sequin Yarn in Blue it is made up of 4% Payette, 9% Mohair, 9% Virgin Wool, 10% Polyester, 68% Acrylic. It is a really soft wool which is wonderfully warm to the touch and has a very slightly fluffy texture. The sequins are iridescent giving a lovely little sparkle.
Due to the design on this piece, it will fit a variety of sizes from a 38” bust up to a 44”. It isn’t meant to be closed in the front. Actual measurements;
Flat bust taken on back 19" stretching to 22"
Shoulders between sleeves 16"
Underarm sleeve length 5 1/4"
Back length 18"