Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat

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  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat
  • Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat

Yellow Hawaiian Applique Coat

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Cut from an old Hawaiian applique quilt, this two-colored coat features large alternating squares with an applique motif in the opposite color. The original quilt is made from whole cloth (not scraps), and it has a summer-weight batting. It is very soft, with slight drape. The coat has two front patch pockets (that blend in with the applique design), an oversized, rounded collar, and a split hem.


Dimensions:
Chest: 24.75”
Length (Back): 26”


About the quilt pattern: Hawaiian applique quilts grew in popularity in the late 1800s. While missionaries are credited with teaching Hawaiians how to quilt with fabric, the applique design is more indigenous than previously thought, and stems from the Hawaiian traditional bed covering Kapa Moe which were whole-cloth bed coverings that were dyed and stamped with a singular pattern.

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.