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EARTH S -thick M - petite L Shift Dress Tunic Cotton Bespoke Hand Stitched Signature Tie Sleeve Eco Re-Fashion Upcycled Fabrics

EARTH S -thick M - petite L Shift Dress Tunic Cotton Bespoke Hand Stitched Signature Tie Sleeve Eco Re-Fashion Upcycled Fabrics

Regular price $95.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $95.00 USD
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THE EXACT GARMENT IN LISTING PHOTOS IS COMPLETE AND READY TO SHIP

Collection: Earth

Garment: Tunic to Shift

Fabric: Cotton bodice foundation, cotton and  hemp addon

Size: Foundation tank is L, I'm suggesting this design will accommodate S thru L  (the photo model is a size 5) 

Silhouette: empire waist full body tunic  

Bodice: L upcycled preshrunk cotton tank foundation length has been reduced with subtraction cutting high above natural waist line in center down towards natural waistline on sides and above posterior/ mid lower trunk on back. 

Addon: 4 fabric panels have been hand stitch joined onto upcycle tank foundation. Front and Back Panels are gathered and drape fabric abundance in long horizontal folds. 

Hemline: Slight high in front low in back, rustic unfinished edges

Neckline: gently curved resting just below clavicle

Sleeve: hand stitch joined just inside pre-existing sleeve rib, adjustable circumference with tie sleeve closure  

Unique Characteristics: intuitively hand stitched rendered construction. Nice find if you are a collector of hand crafted artisan made pieces.

Printed Motif:  motif in varying shades of weathered black, occasional muted earthy leaf green, gray and purplish opaque under tones. Printed allover surface motif exhibits leaf contours pleasantly overlapped mid darkened pigment pooling with occasional distinct leaf prints. 

Style Mentions: 
MEASUREMENTS:
I have included a photo diagramming this garment's measurement. Measurements are taken with garment lying flat and only the distance on one side, what I'm saying is you need to times that sum by 2 to equate the full circumference. [for example, bust measurement is diagrammed 15 inches so the total is 15 x 2 = 30-inch bust]
The measurements for this garment:

L upcycled preshrunk cotton Tee foundation
*Outer shoulder seam to outer shoulder seam 13 inches *bust 20 inches *waist 21 inches *hips 24 inches *skirting drape 24 to free size *arm opening 20 inches total circumference *neck 13 opening inches width *overall length collar to high low hem line 30 inches shortest 34 inches longest *addon begins front-14 inches below shoulder back side 17 inches below shoulder , contoured slightly downward meeting equal on side panels

WASHING SUGGESTIONS:
For garments printed with leaves, the first 2-3 WASHINGS are very important and should be done with as much care as possible. While I have taken extra steps to fix the prints, some of the natural pigment may still wash off during the first 1-2 washings. It is unlikely that any residual natural pigment will stain another garment however it is advisable that you wash your garment by itself during the first 2 washings.

~each purchase includes copy of instructions washing with soap in pouch method, an artisan soap sample and cotton pouch.

If using machine wash, method ~Turn garment inside out. ~
Cold wash on a delicate cycle with shampoo, remove promptly, hang dry is preferred, iron if desired.

Artist Comments: Collectively my body of work exhibits an organic, poetic, artisan made fashion style. Individually, each design reflects a unique combination of materials, construction and natural pigment outcome. My direct approach to eco-refashioning combines two skill sets, first upcycled clothing construction and second printing on natural fibers with leaves. To create a refashion garment I source, piece and stitch together re/deployable post consumer clothing. To print abstract motifs onto a refashion garment surface I gather, layer and bundle immersion process locally gathered wind fallen leaves. Natural leaf tannins have been gently coaxed with iron liquor modifier, heat, pressure and time to render printed motif. 

Materials

natural fibers, windfalls, weed burden, water , fire, time

Shipping & Returns

Shipping in United States:
~ USPS flat rate priority with tracking # notification at time of shipping.
~ Items are shipped to address listed on buyers checkout, If your shipping address is different than your payment billing please make adjustments prior to finalizing purchase. I can ship to a different address however I must be notified during purchase checkout.
~items are shipped within 48 hours of purchase. Custom orders are dependent on terms of agreement made at time of purchase.

not accepting INTERNATIONAL ORDERS at this time

Dimensions

specified in listing

Care Instructions

WASHING SUGGESTIONS:
~each purchase includes copy of instructions, an artisan soap sample with pouch. ~
For garments printed with leaves, the first 2-3 WASHINGS are very important and should be done with as much care as possible. While I have taken extra steps to fix the prints, some of the natural pigment may still wash off during the first 1-2 washings. It is unlikely that any residual natural pigment will stain another garment however it is advisable that you wash your garment by itself during the first 2 washings.

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Over exposure to direct sunlight and harsh detergents
will shift natural pigments.
Do not use bleach or enzyme detergents or dry clean.
It is suggested to use artisan soap , mild shampoo or soap nuts
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I suggest the Artisan Soap Mini Pouch In the Sink Washing Method:
~each purchase includes an artisan soap sample with pouch. ~
*Use the artisan soap while INSIDE pouch to assure concentrated
cleaning agents do not come in direct contact with fabric surfaces.
*To prepare wash water, wet soap pouch while rubbing between palms to generate suds, swish palms and sudsy pouch in wash water until cloudy. Soap pouch can also be used like a tea bag either steeping in wash water or hanging under running water.
*Fold garment in half and half again
* Immerse folded garment in wash water, continue immersing in and then pulling up out of water with up and down motion. 3 to 5 minutes.
*Drain soap water. Refill sink with clear rinse water.
*Repeat immersion action in Rinse water 3-5 minutes.
*Gently wring out cotton fabrics. silk and wool fabrics blot between two towels. I often run cotton garments through a gentle machine spin cycle then hang to dry
*Hang or lay flat to dry.
AVOID HANGING IN DIRECT SUNLIGHT

If using machine wash, method ~Turn garment inside out. ~
Cold wash on a delicate cycle with shampoo , remove promptly, Hang dry is preferred, iron if desired.

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