This long hooded jacket or cloak could be what Little Red Riding Hood wears on week-ends. The brush stroke flowers and leaves is a fun and unique print. Shades of avocado green and fern green are only part of what makes it perfect for the cool Fall weather. It has an overall hint of brown and a few creamy accents.
There is a slight sheen to the crinkled fabric. A burn test reveals silk, which perfectly fits the feel of both the outer shell and the full lining. The only tiny tag in the side seam is shredded from age, so fabric content is not known for sure. Crepe silk fits all resources found. This is no guarantee though.
The lining appears to have faded in places from very light avocado green to very light fern green. Possibly, it's the other way around and color has bled onto the lighter lining. In back, the lining has a permanent marker dot and doesn't go through to the outside. None of this hinders the appearance when worn.
Sleeves have no back seam and continue to the center as one piece. The front seam is an inverted gentle L shape, curving from the collar to the underarm. Underneath the right arm has a loose seam on the sleeve about 1 1/4" long. This can be repaired upon request or left up to you for repair. We thought that option should be left up to the new owner.
It has a lovely wide collar that covers the shoulders when the hood is down. The hood is self-lined and drapes beautifully whether being worn or not. A small button fastens the collar when the hood is up. Three large black buttons close the jacket with horizontal buttonholes. They stop a little below the waist with the bottom left free to waft in the breeze.
Two large patch pockets finish off the free-flowing drape. With attachment ending at the finishing stitches, the tops look like they're loose upon close inspection. It actually is a finished stopping point that blends with the character of this knee length and lightweight coat. It's in excellent vintage condition, with no snags, stains or tears. This nifty cloak would make an excellent addition to any Fall wardrobe.
We'll package with utmost care and are happy to combine shipping.
Measurements, Fabric Content, Care, S/H:
Sleeves: 29" from Collar, 16" from Underarm
Overall Length: 41"
Fabric Content: Crepe Silk - Please see description
Care: Dry Clean
Condition: Excellent Vintage