Astilbe - Handspun Freeform Art Vest
NEAUVEAU BLOOM COLLECTION
Medium free size (fits XS-XL) upcycled flowy vest with scarf and freeform crochet back panel with recycled sari silk fringe epaulettes that flutter like wings.
Repurposing materials is important to me as a conscientious textile artist. I thrifted these new/like new pieces and sculpted the wrap by hand. I enjoy transforming "fast fashion" into "couch couture" - comfortable delightful garments that can be worn over pajamas or to the fiber art festival.
Where to wear something like this?
- Sheep and wool festivals
- Children's museums
- Around the house
- To the beach
- To the park
- To work
- To the zoo
- To live music events
- To a botanical garden
- Wherever you want to take some cute selfies
- Whenever you need a seretonin hit!
How to wash:
Always wear a shirt under art garments to keep them fresh. Spot clean if necessary. Do not put in the washing machine or dryer. If necessary, soak in warm water with a gentle detergent and lay flat to dry. Dry cleaning is okay.
About the collection:
This collection was inspired by two concepts: clothing inclusivity and pandemic wear. I wanted pieces that were "free size" so they could be worn by as many body types as possible (or still fit as your body changes thru different chapters in life), and easy to throw over pajamas to look put together for a zoom meeting or when working from home.
I enjoyed making this piece and am looking forward to sending it to whomever it belongs to!
Thank you for supporting my art.