A billowing dress with under-am side gathers; the weight of the gathers dips the dress in at the waist to give a feminine silhouette to the boxy shape. Roll the sleeves up and throw her on over your jeans or harem pants for a layered look.
- Wide-cut body with relaxed silhouette
- Dropped shoulders and 3/4 length sleeves with under-arm gathers
- Mid-calf length
- Side seam pockets
- Faggoting adds fine detailing
- Crafted from handspun & woven lightweight cotton. Cloth weight is 80-90s count.
Textile Story - Details
This hand spun & woven cotton is entirely hand made. Once the cotton bolls have been gathered, they are carded to clean them of any debris. This is done using a manual or semi-mechanised machine that combs the fibre. It's a time-consuming task as the fibres are carded many times to ensure all the waste left from the cotton seeds is taken out.
The cleaned fibre is then spun into yarn on a charkha (spinning wheel) or spindle. The spinning thins out the fibres into a more standard thickness and gives length to the yarn while twisting it to give it strength. This yarn is measured and then prepared for the loom, itself a lengthy process, where it is hand woven to create the cloth.
Not only is cloth made this way environmentally friendly, it also maintains the intrinsic properties of cotton which are usually damaged during machine-processing. Its weave creates air pockets which make it cool in summer and warm in winter and its inherent strength makes it highly durable. The semi-slubbed texture adds authenticity, a richness and variety to the cloth that is not found in machine-processed fabric.
Any variations or irregularities are to be celebrated. They are part of the design & inherent to the handcrafted production process, making this item beautifully unique.
S / M
- Length 42.5”
- Chest 50"
- Sleeve length 15"
- Armhole circumference 13.5” & sleeve opening circumference 10”
M / L
- Length 44”
- Chest 52"
- Sleeve length 16"
- Armhole circumference 14.5” & sleeve opening circumference 12”
+/- a tolerance inherent to hand made clothing.
The model is 5'9" and wears size SM. We've styled this dress with our Obi Pants.