Chores ᐧ 15 The Same


15 The Same

Dearest friend,

I don’t have to ask if you remember the exact shade
of amber those afternoons were coloured
sprawled on the floor in your bedroom
or across my mother’s sofa
or amongst the trees of that orange grove
down the road from both our houses
Because we create it anew in every space every time
we’re together again at last

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.

15 The Same measures:

Cross Chest 22.5" (45" Bust)
Body Length 27"
Sleeve Length 23.5"

The fabric is a midweight cotton twill with black stitching. It is in very good condition, with just a few minor 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!