Let me tell you a little bit about how the Alice coats came to be. A friend was at an estate sale and came across these vintage Alice in Wonderland barkcloth curtains. They were still hanging lol. They took them down for me and I fell in love when I got them. I wanted to use every square inch so carefully bc I intended to make a small series of these coats in assorted sizes. I’ve had this deep blue corduroy in my stash for a while now and I recently came across this paisley that’s also corduroy and they seemed like the perfect match for Alice. While making the jacket, I realized the corduroy didn’t provide much warmth on its own so I lined the coat in a very soft fleece. I used striped vintage bias tape to create some piping to edge the pockets, added shiny silver snaps, an oversized collar and gathered cuffs for an extra touch of whimsy. I hope you love it. These coats were a labor of love and worth every second spent. I’m very proud of them and how much material I was able to upcycle in making them.
I try to give my best guess on the sizing but encourage you to always use your measurements. It can be tricky to measure your own body and add in enough extra space for ease and such so my best advice is to measure something you already have and love the fit of. That being said, based on the measurements, this hoodie would likely be best for someone who generally wears a S/M depending on how you like the fit.
Pit to pit, 22″
The materials I use are vintage and will show some wear and minor imperfections. This is a beautiful patina that comes from years of love and mending. Any major imperfections are carefully repaired through visible mending. My goal is first to make you a garment that is sturdy af and will last a lifetime and second, a one of a kind piece of wearable art. I recommend washing your new garment on a gentle cycle and laying flat to dry. Thank you for being part of Mother Nature’s Army by supporting slow fashion.