This is an authentic, American antique quilt made circa the 1920s-1940s. It is a crazy quilt genre. The quilt contains a combination of scraps from the maker's sewing box such as wools, flannels, and poly-cotton blends. It is hand embroidered using rainbow-colored embroidery thread in the turkey track stitch. This jacket is reversible and we have added images of the jacket worn on the reverse. The backing of the quilt, inside of the jacket, is made with repurposed flowers and feed sacks from its era. This is a very historic technique that was used in an attempt to 'waste not want not.' This is a very artistic vibe and in our opinion the crazy quilt makers were some of the very first abstract artists. If you have skin sensitivity to wool, this may not be a good option for you.
In our opinion, this jacket is thin, soft, and lightweight. The quilt is thin but due to the many different fabrics this piece contains, it feels warmer when worn than other Lady Lancaster jackets. It has an excellent drape and is very flattering.
Antique wool, unfinished feather stitch, keystone mills grain bag, Pa
• This jacket has two snaps at the tips of the collar that secure the lapel if desired.
• This jacket has two generous 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-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.
36” back of the neck to the bottom of the hem
36” laying flat, armpit to armpit