Chores ᐧ 07 Traces


07 Traces

Words by Shaina Yang

The dust that we draw
light circles in with disgusted
fascinated fingertips
feels like time to the touch
Age embodied in ash
in the second it takes to turn the other way
house left
gaze averted
attention decayed
Old crumbles
eternal, tidal
settling on the surfaces of our home shores
The same dust our ancestors
and probably also wiped away
only to trace circles in again the next moon

Chores is a collection of eighteen hand-embroidered vintage chore coats, celebrating the beauty of earnest labor. Each piece is a vintage garment transformed through a unique pattern of hand-embroidery, inspired by the unintentional yet beautiful splatters left on an old painting smock.

Because they are vintage pieces, each coat is slightly different in size, fabric, and condition.

07 Traces measures:

Cross Chest 23" (46" Bust)
Body Length 26.25"
Sleeve Length 22.5"

The fabric is a mid-weight cotton twill with black stitching, worn-in and soft to the touch. It is in great condition, with only a few cosmetic snags in the fabric.

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

Joy's brother Justin (in photos) 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!