Hand Stitched Sashiko Denim Vest
I'm equally obsessed with stitching and second hand clothing, and this meticulously hand-stitched denim vest is the result of both creative pursuits. After hunting through thrift stores to find the best quality denims, I launder the garment and begin the long process of transferring a pattern and stitching. The pattern is my take on a traditional Japanese sashiko pattern called Mountain Form.
Why second hand? There's an excess of clothing currently being made and I don't wish to drain further resources. It's part of my personal commitment to make use of what is already available, and reduce my environmental footprint. It's also an opportunity to experiment with techniques and transform an unwanted garment into a one of a kind work of art.
Size: Label states "EUR 32, US 2, CA 2, CN 155/76A, Made in China"
I am a size 4 and this fits the vest like an extra small and does not button up.
Material: 100% cotton, 100% cotton sashiko thread
Condition: Good. The denim has been commerically distressed and has fraying on its seams and light distressing throughout.
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