This is an American, antique quilt made circa 1930s-1940s. This piece was found in rural Pennsylvania and it is both hand sewn and hand quilted. This quilt pattern has been called many things over the years such as: NeckTie, Colonial BowTie, PeekHole. This piece contains many novelty fabrics. We were surprised when we deconstructed this quilt because instead of typical batting the maker used a thin blanket or thick upholstery fabric as batting for this piece. While we consider this quilt to be very thin, it definitely has some weight to it because of the unorthodox batting used. Please consider this before purchasing. It is not bulky or lumpy but clearly has some weight to it. Please note that when we washed this piece some of the colors bled specifically the blues. So, while this piece is in excellent condition, it does have bleeding in a couple areas. We have tried to show you photos of the two main areas in the jacket. The fabric on the reverse is a beautiful green graphic fabric which will make this piece look beautiful on the inside out.
- This jacket features side slits for generous movement.
- This jacket has two clear snaps at the tips of the collar that secure the lapel if desired.
- This jacket has two 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 seam 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 a special restoration quilt wash. We recommend only spot cleaning if necessary.