Fort Riel Blazer- Embroidered Catherine Vine
Designer's Notes: A show stopping jacket. This beautiful limited edition jacket dresses up any outfit. Similar to our Jean Louis Blazer and Fort Carolina Blazer, the Riel Blazer features a lovely embroidery of the Catherine's Vine print.
The Métis were famous for their floral beadwork and embroidery, and were often called the ‘Flower Beadwork People’. The symmetric floral beadwork, often set against a black or dark blue background, was inspired by European floral designs. The Métis silk embroidery was introduced to them by the Ursuline Nuns (from Europe) who taught the Métis girls the art of embroidery at Mission Schools.
- Catherine's Vine embroidered lapels
- Elongated length
- Center back to bottom hem measures 32 inches
- Shawl collar
- 2 Front pockets
- Bamboo fabric sleeve cuffs
Size & Fit
- Fit: Relaxed - (Long, straight fit; side measures approximately 24 inches on the body - size small)
- Structured fit
- Model featured is 5’9", wearing size S
Materials & Care
- Fabric 65% Rayon/ 30% Nylon/ 5% Spandex
- Special Garment Care: Turn garment inside out. Hand wash in cold water. Lay flat to dry.
Story of Catherine’s Vine
The Grey Nuns first introduced silk embroidery to the Red River Métis in 1844. Métis women used silk embroidery to decorate their clothing. They established a mission school in Ile-à-La Crosse where Catherine was born. Andréanne’s métis ancestor Catherine, embroidered in the « Lake Winnipeg Small flower style ». This style was generally made up of tiny sinuous flowers, long leaves and tendrils. The flowers were often rosettes, layered in shades of reds and pinks. From samples of Catherine’s embroidery, still owned by her family, Andréanne was inspired to create the design she calls Catherine’s Vine.
HOW TO MESURE
BUST : Place the tape measure under your arms at the fullest part of your chest, wrap around your body until your fingers meet and mark the measurement.
WAIST (for tops) : Measure around your natural waistline—right where your hips start. Be careful not to squeeze too tight to allow a little give.
WAIST ( for bottoms) : Measure around your natural waistline—right where your hips start. Be careful not to squeeze too tight to allow a little give.
HIPS : With your feet together, measure around the fullest part of your hips to ensure you'll have enough room to move comfortably.
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If you see a Maternity Friendly caption on an item it means that the design can be worn when you are pregnant. We designed the garment in such a way to allow your belly to grow while remaining stylish and comfortable. The piece is also a great transition item, meaning you can wear it after the baby is born. We feel it is important to look stylish, comfortable and at ease in maternity friendly designs. How do you find your size? Customers generally up size if you are intending to wear the item when pregnant. Note that these pieces are great for the 1st to 6th month. Then you can put it aside to wear after the baby is born.
We recommend these washing instruction for ALL of our fabrics blends.
For best results:
- Wash cold, delicate cycle
- Hang or lay flat to dry
- Garments may shrink a max 3-4% if washed and dried in hot water
- If your garment is colour blocked then the best method is to wash the garment in cold water and immediately remove and hang/ lay flat to dry
For all printed and embroidered garments: Turn inside out before washing, wash in COLD WATER, delicate cycle. This will help to keep the colour and detail lasting longer.
Viscose from Bamboo / organic cotton is as easy to care for as any cotton t-shirt, with one exception: it is heavy when wet. Laying flat to dry when possible will help eliminate stretch when wet garments are heavy. We recommend washing on the delicate cycle with similar soft garments (no rough denim or your child’s Velcro gym shorts!).
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