The Aunt Ethel features a cropped look. This is an American antique quilt made circa 1890-1920. According to the quilt encyclopedia by Barbara Brackman, this pattern is called Grandmother’s Choice or Shoefly variation. It is loaded with men’s shirt scraps and other beautiful fabrics from that era. The inside of the jacket, the backing of the quilt, is a navy and white homespun gingham. This piece is hand quilted and hand pieced, which is a labor of love and a dying art.
This quilt is considered a thin and lightweight quilt.
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.