FTA032024.05
FTA032024.05
FTA032024.05
FTA032024.05

FTA032024.05

R 2,500

This is a new design, bringing together the bottom zippable pieces of a pair of my cargo pants that I recently chopped into shorts, the dyed sleeves of a former pajama top, the dyed sleeves of two shirts that I've had hanging around, and a scrap of blue upholstery fabric that I found at the Wits Hospice Shop. This piece was oriented differently at first. The version that exists now emerged when I had pulled it over my head to have a look at it in the mirror, and everything was facing the wrong way. The new wrong way made a lot more sense, and I decided to essentially swivel the garment by 90 degrees. It all made me think about how flexible clothes are — their only formal  limits are the openings we need for our limbs and head, but even that is debatable...

This changed position meant the sleeves would be sewn on a different seam, and would be gigantic. Each sleeve is made from three sleeves, and the sleeves essentially consist of the entire side seam of the garment. Because they have button plackets on them, to tighten the sleeves, the wearer should improvise, wrapping them around themselves multiple times and buttoning them using whatever buttonhole is most conveniently placed. Of course, they can also be worn obscenely large. The neckline is quite wide, with an adjustable drawstring threaded through, that brings together the central split seam. Two large breast pockets combine scraps of most of the fabrics used. 

[Chest: 69cm/ 138cm all round; measurement from front neckline to bottom hem: 53cm; up to XXL; please note this garment may be a cropped fit depending on your measurments. ]

 

*Email me at [email protected] with any issues regarding purchases. Please check sizes carefully before buying — items are generally unique, and thus cannot be replaced by a different size version. If you are unhappy with your order because of damage or some unforeseen problem with the garment itself (something that seems to be my fault), return and refund or store credit can be arranged. If you are unhappy with the product for some other reason, but there is nothing ‘wrong’ with it, you can arrange your own return, and receive store credit to spend on something else… Any issues should be communicated within a week of receipt. 

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