The Aunt Ethel features a cropped look. This is an American, antique quilt made circa 1890s. It is the traditional Bow Tie quilt pattern. This is an extraordinary piece because it was both beautifully hand quilted and hand-sewn, which is a labor of love and a dying art. Lady Lancaster found this quilt in Gettysburg, PA. This piece is loaded with rare, antique fabrics specifically the indigo. The backing of the quilt, inside of the jacket, is all homespun gingham fabric and if you try to buy this gingham fabric today, it is extremely expensive for the fabric alone.
This is a lightweight jacket and thin quilt.
Please note: the last few photos in this listing show this jacket worn upside down.
The shawl collar allows for several different style options. This jacket is meant to be worn right side up or upside down.
This jacket has two clear snaps that disappear into the fabric at the bottom of the shawl collar to help the lapel drape nicely.
The Aunt Ethel has slouchy shoulders and a generous fit, keeping in line with its bohemian roots.
One Size Fits Most
Please note that all of our jackets are made from antique quilts and the fabric reflects this. Our fabrics are sometimes older than 100 years and we believe that makes them perfectly imperfect. This is what makes them a one-of-a-kind piece of art. All of our garments are pre-washed in a special restoration quilt wash. We recommend spot cleaning if necessary.