Dresden Swing Coat by Lottie Dal

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Popular in the 1930's, the Dresden Plate pattern harkens back to an era of scarcity and resourcefulness.  Judging from the sweet array of fabrics used in the original quilt, we can estimate it to be close to 100 years old.  Each flower is created from a variety of adorable prints and appliqued onto a field of plain feed sack, most likely salvaged from actual sacks of flour.   The flowers represented hope and optimism during challenging times. 

This one-of-a-kind swing coat features a flared silhouette, ample front pockets and a wide collar, all trimmed in lilac by the ever creative and capable Lottie Dal. 

It has been lovingly cleaned utilizing our multi-step process of soaking in vinegar & soda, rinsing until the water runs clear, and delicately washing in Le Blanc fine laundry products.  

It boasts some imperfections, discoloration, and wear that are unique to its personality & beauty.  The patterns, colors, stitches, and stains enfold treasured memories of days gone by.  

With proper care, this heirloom piece will offer many more years of comfort and warmth.  Hand wash, gently wring excess moisture, dry flat, and finish in dryer for ten minutes to restore softness.  

Please initiate any returns within 3 days of delivery.  

Fits size XS-L, depending on fit preference.

Approximate measurements:

armpit to armpit:  25"

length from the nape of neck to back hem:  32"

raglan sleeve length dependent on wearer