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. The outside of the coat is made from a variety of corduroy from my stash, even the polka dots are corduroy! I get really excited when I find corduroy with a print. I realized in the making of these coats that the corduroy on it’s own didn’t provide a ton of warmth so I lined this one with a velvety soft vintage stripe material that I picked up a while ago. It feels like a cross between velvet and fleece but I can’t really be sure what it actually is. It’s soft af tho! The charcoal bias tape and piping pop against the lighter colors and I added an oversized collar and gathered cuffs for a little 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 L/XL depending on how you like the fit.
Pit to pit, 26″
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.