Jade Dresden Plate Coat

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  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat
  • Jade Dresden Plate Coat

Jade Dresden Plate Coat

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This Dresden Plate quilt coat features not only the feedsack plates but also jade shamrocks that compliment nicely the colorful prints. The original quilt is a light, summer-weight quilt with a cotton batting. The inside is the original jade green quilt backing, and the coat cuffs can be folded over to expose the lining. The coat has a stand-up collar (that can be folded over), and two large patch pockets.


Dimensions:
Chest: 25.5”
Length (Back): 26”


About the quilt pattern: During the 1920's and 30's, Dresden, Germany produced porcelain plates decorated with elaborate designs using flowers, fruits, and foliage. These plates became the inspiration for the Dresden Plate quilt block. The blocks were sewn by cutting and piecing petal-shaped wedges together, and then appliqueing them to a square block of (typically muslin) fabric.

DESIGN & FIT
Cut and sewn in the style of a traditional chore coat or barn jacket, m.a.b.e.l's quilt coats are made from vintage "cutter" quilts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Unless otherwise specified, all the original quilts are 100% cotton with cotton batting and handstitched.

m.a.b.e.l’s quilt coats are generously sized and can be worn slouchy or true to size. The Dolman sleeves allow for ample room and layering. Depending on your height, the jacket hits from mid to low hip. There is no front closure. The sleeve cuffs are wide enough to fold back.

About the quilts
m.a.b.e.l loves old quilts, and we're inspired by the workmanship and creativity of their original makers.

Some quilts have surface damage, missing patches, or holes. We’ve hand-mended and reinforced those spots, using cotton and linen threads and reusing scraps and other patches from the same quilt. Please see close-up photos for details of this mending.

We mend ‘sashiko-style,’ meaning the mending stitches are visible. Sometimes we use threads that match the area being mended. Other times we use a contrasting thread.

Care Instructions
We thoroughly wash each quilt (before cutting) and garment (after sewing), but keep in mind that most garments have some discoloration or slight staining. It’s part of the story.

Your piece is meant to be worn A LOT, and washed when needed. We have machine-washed each piece after sewing on the gentle cycle. You can do the same.