Rare and quite fabulous vintage Alley Cat animal pattern sweaterdress with a whole brood of ostrich, moose, elephant, bunny, lamb and of course felines! Moody black and burgundy palette, soft thick wool knit and a curve hugging silhouette down to the flared tea length hemline, finished with ribbed trim around the collar and cuffs. From Alley Cat by Betsey Johnson, sold at Bloomingdale's Young East Sider Shop, circa early 1970s.
• Size XS-M (see measurements)
• 100% wool, soft with structure and stretch, medium thick, not coarse
• Unlined, opaque
• Pull on style, has stretch
• As-is condition, a lot of previously done mends to holes, all throughout, has cool grunge-y appeal but has visible wear and tear (no stains or large holes, only mends and a few very small holes). The mends could be redone to look better than they do now, but it is definitely wearable as it is. See examples in last 4 pics.
• Style No. D4144
Fit notes: tight and stretchy, slim cut at bodice/sleeves, clingy hip, flared tea length hem, will be extra tight at the shoulder/sleeve on a M.
Bust: up to 34" (29" unstretched)
Waist: up to 29" (25" unstretched)
Hip: up to 42" (36" unstretched)
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