The Aunt Ethel features a cropped look. This specific quilt top was made circa 1890-1920. The inside of the jacket, the backing of the quilt, was attached to the quilt top at a more contemporary date which we are unable to specify. In other words, the outside of the jacket is much older than the inside fabric that it’s attached to. This has been nicely hand quilted at approximately 6-7 stitches per inch. We were unable to preserve the original binding as we added a historically accurate reproduction fabric. This quilt is in excellent condition. The last couple of photos in this listing show the jacket styled and worn upside down.
It has been preloved.
This jacket is lightweight with extremely thin batting.
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.