This is an american, antique crazy quilt made circa 1890's-1920's. This quilt is loaded with artistic hand embroidery stitches. For example, turkey tracks, feather stitching, and a few florets. The fabrics in this piece are from shirt scraps and other scraps out of the maker's sewing box. We believe that the quilt was backed in a different decade than when the top was made because of the conflicting dates of the fabrics. This being said, the back of this quilt (inside of the jacket) is insane and such a fun contrast to the crazy quilt. We used buttons from the 1920's that Lady Lancaster found from one of her favorite button dealers. We have tried to show the buttons in some of the photos. Typically, crazy quilts do not stand the test of time because they are made of silks, velvets, flannels, and many different scraps instead of the typical cotton. This one, for its age, is in excellent condition. That being said there are a few pinhole's in some of the non-cotton fabrics that we felt were too small to mend. We have tried to photograph them however they may not show up in the photos where you can see them due to the size.
This Market Jacket is a cropped style with two generous pockets.
- This jacket has a storybook tag.
This is a thin and lightweight quilt.
There are 5 glass buttons down the front.
For your convenience, this coat has a hanging loop at the back of the neck.
This coat is size Small (0-6). Please reference measurements for specific fit.
28” top of back of neck to the bottom of the hem
21” laying flat, armpit to armpit, buttoned coat
22” shoulder seam to bottom of arm, uncuffed
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.