Chores ᐧ 01 The Wanderer


Where does the breeze begin, and where does it end? Does it lose strength or gather it? As it picks up dried and crumbling leaves alongside fresh green seeds awaiting delivery to their destinations, gives lift to the glossy wings of the summer cicadas, and breaks against the weathered bark of the old Joshua trees.

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. 

Scattered with stitches across body and sleeve, front and back, The Wanderer’s beautifully fragmented design speaks to the quiet wonder of moving through the world without expectation but with great intention. The coat features a cool color palette of purples and blues with moments of pale green, beaded accents across the patches of embroidery, and a baroque pearl at the single heart-side breast pocket.

01 The Wanderer measures:

Cross Chest 25.75" (51.5" Bust)
Body Length 26.5"
Sleeve Length 23"

The fabric is a mid-weight cotton twill with black stitching, stable and hard-wearing. It is in great condition, with no noticeable wear and tear except for the 3rd button—which has 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!