The Helen is a mid-length jacket that falls right above the knee. This specific quilt was made circa the 1940s to 1960s. It is the traditional Bursting Star quilt pattern. This is a particularly special piece because it has been both expertly hand quilted and hand-pieced which is a true labor of love and a dying art. It is especially hard to hand piece the triangles necessary to create a bursting star quilt and these triangles are exceptionally small which would be even more difficult. This quilt was placed in the Scorpian Gulf collection because it reminds us of the Sonoran Sunset of Arizona. Not only is this a beautiful piece but it is an extremely comfortable piece to wear. It is in good condition with a few vulnerable seams here and there and one patch that is completely camouflaged with the existing quilt pattern.
This is a lightweight medium thickness quilt and is made with exceptionally soft cotton.
This jacket features side slits for generous movement and a beautiful drape.
This jacket has two clear snaps at the tips of the collar that secure the lapel if desired.
This jacket has two pockets.
Fold the architectural collar down to create a lapel if desired.
The Helen Jacket has a generous fit and is not meant to have a tailored look.
One Size Fits Most
36” back of the neck to the bottom of the hem
23” shoulder seem to bottom of sleeve
36” laying flat, armpit to armpit
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 old and are perfectly worn. We believe this is what makes them special and is part of their charm. All of our garments are pre-washed in special restoration quilt wash. We recommend only spot cleaning if necessary.