This is an Antique American quilt, made circa 1880s-1910. It is a traditional Bow Tie quilt pattern. This piece is absolute wearable Folk Art. It is so rare to find black fabrics that have stood the test of time and we are thrilled to have had the privilege of working with this quilt. We love the black and white gingham backing fabric(inside of jacket). This piece looks amazing worn upside down or inside out for additional styling options. This piece has been beautifully hand quilted and hand sewn. It is important to note that the maker used two different kinds of pink fabric. As a result, the fabrics faded at different rates which is why you see the ombre effect, which we personally love. For its age, this piece is in impeccable condition. In keeping with the maker's intent, we bound it with a historical reproduction fabric from the quilt's era. In our opinion the quilt is light weight, soft, and has a great drape. Please note: the sleeves on this jacket are 1" shorter than our Standard Aunt Ethel Pattern. If you have long arms or like to wear you sleeves cuffed, this is not the jacket for you. There are a few minor zigzag mends throughout and we have added a photo at the end of the listing of one of the more obvious spots as an example. If you have further questions please direct message us and we are happy to send you a video.
- 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 - Model is 5’4 and approximately 125lbs
- 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.