The Helen is a mid-length jacket that falls right above the knee. This is an antique, American quilt made circa 1890s-1910. This beauty is hand quilted and hand pieced. It is an absolutely beautiful case study of fabric from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The fabrics in this piece are over the top spectacular. We found this quilt in rural Pennsylvania. The back of the quilt, inside of the jacket, is a brown and beige small-scale calico. Because this jacket is reversible, the inside fabric is most relevant and makes this jacket a stunning masterpiece worn either way. For our Helen style quilt, this jacket checks all the boxes!
This is a very lightweight quilt and also thin. It hugs the body beautifully. It also moves and drapes exceptionally well.
This jacket features side slits for generous movement and a beautiful drape.
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.