Chores ᐧ 03 The Drink


The moon, her reflection swimming in the tos-and-fros of the lake, sees her form in the shape of a seed offered up to her gaze by the evening’s breeze. For a moment it is also like her, weightless in the night air, suspended, aglow. The moon above, the lake below, and the seed - round, just like her - floating in between. Their journeys move in parallel, for a moment, before continuing on.

Words by Shaina Yang

Chores is a collection of eighteen hand-embroidered vintage chore coats, celebrating the beauty of earnest labor. Because each piece is a vintage garment transformed through hand-embroidery, each piece is unique. 

The Drink enshrines those evenings - sitting next to the lake, pondering the moon above - as old and eternal as humanity itself. Through a harmony of delicate stitching, two freshly-replaced buttons, and a singular baroque pearl, our most poetic imaginings of the world around us are expressed in the moon’s own pale blue and silvery white tones - imaginings that sweep up and across the lower body of the front, and leave whispering traces on sleeve, back, and shoulder.

03 The Drink measures:

Cross Chest 24.25" (48.5" Bust)
Body Length 26.25"
Sleeve Length 22.5"

The fabric is a midweight cotton twill with black stitching, stable and hard-wearing. It is in great condition, with no noticeable wear and tear except for the 4th and 5th buttons, which have been replaced.

Please hand wash cold with mild detergent, and line dry. Warm iron on reverse with a little steam.

Joy's brother Justin (in photos/video) is 5'5" tall and measures:

Cross Chest 17" (34" Bust)
Body Length 25.5"
Sleeve Length 22" 

*Choose what you pay:

$380 - Covers materials and labor for creating this piece

$480 - Helps sustain my practice by paying for work that happens beyond garment construction alone

$580 - Contributes to the growth of my practice, allowing me to invest in tools, people, and future projects + comes with a surprise bonus item

Please note: If any one pricing tier is marked as "sold out," the item is no longer available. This is due to a quirk in the website's inventory management system that Joy has yet to find a good solution for. Thank you for understanding!