This is an American, antique quilt made in the Crazy Quilt genre. We had a very hard time dating this piece, which is a typical challenge for Crazy Quilts for many different reasons. In order to be credible and conservative, we are dating this circa the 1950s. However, there is a fair case to be made that this quilt could have been made in a much earlier decade. This piece is a true work of art as it was both hand-sewn and hand-quilted. In addition, this piece contains meticulous Turkey Track stitching with rainbow-colored embroidery thread. Perhaps our favorite part about this jacket is the navy and black gingham fabric on the backing of the quilt which can best be seen when the jacket is worn upside down or when the cuffs are rolled. In keeping with its crazy-quilt genre, this piece contains wools, polys, flannels, and a few silk fabrics. It is very hard to find Crazy quilts that are this well preserved, which is why we typically do not use Crazy Quilts for Ethel jackets. This piece is truly in excellent condition with very tight, masterful hand stitches.
- Even though this quilt is very thin with little to no batting, it does have some weight due to the nature of the many different fabrics it contains.
- 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
- If you have any questions about this jacket please direct message us on instagram and we will answer your question as quickly as possible. We do not accept returns. If you have any doubt please do not purchase. For sizing questions direct message us via instagram and we will be happy to send videos showing how our jackets fit.
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.