The Helen is a mid-length jacket that falls right above the knee. This is a very lightweight hand embroidered quilt. There is no backing on this quilt and it has not been quilted, instead, it is hand-knotted and hand-stitched. This art technique is often referred to as redwork because of the traditional red embroidery thread used. The artistry in this piece is off the charts. It is common to find redwork pieces but not with this amount of imagery per square inch.
This jacket features side slits for generous movement and beautiful drape.
This jacket has snaps.
This jacket features 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
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.