Chores ᐧ 13 The Gift


13 The Gift

Dear moon,

When I catch myself over
I rue it in never quite so many words
yet thank you in so many more
for this cycle you buried into my heart
from which I harvest daily
Your unrelenting love
already mine to teach too

Words by Shaina Yang

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 and beading, 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.

13 The Gift measures:

Cross Chest 26" (52" Bust)
Body Length 26"
Sleeve Length 22.5"

The fabric is a heavyweight cotton twill with dark blue stitching, hard-wearing with a structured drape. There is a hidden interior pocket on the wearer's left side, bearing a single baroque pearl. It is in great condition, with no noticeable wear and tear.

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!