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Scapular Art Dress Recycled Vintage Slip

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I began making this series of dresses several years ago: they have been shown in art galleries and museums. You can see more at my website: rachelwright.net. I take a vintage nightgown or slip, then embellish it through appliqué with designs based on anatomical drawings. All of these pieces are one-of-a-kind.

This piece is called “Scapular” because of the wing-like velvet shoulder blades that grace the back. The slip is a rayon slip probably from the 50’s that I dyed a scarlet red. I then used a variety of different fabrics for the appliqué: velvet, silk for the many petaled breast & kidney, a recycled sari for the flower-heart, recycled leather for the tentacles on the bottom, and moiré silk for the vertebrae.

Measurements
Bust: 32”
Waist: 30”
Hips: 36”

Here is a quote from my artist statement on this series:
“The Dream Anatomy series explore these imagined realms inside the body. Because these garments are meant to be worn, the boundary between the internal and the external is blurred. The invisible is made visible: wear your inside on the outside. By using women’s slips and nighties, articles that were not originally intended for public life, I am playiing with the line between the public and the private arenas.”

I am offering free shipping on the art dresses.


I began making this series of dresses several years ago: they have been shown in art galleries and museums. You can see more at my website: rachelwright.net. I take a vintage nightgown or slip, then embellish it through appliqué with designs based on anatomical drawings. All of these pieces are one-of-a-kind.

This piece is called “Scapular” because of the wing-like velvet shoulder blades that grace the back. The slip is a rayon slip probably from the 50’s that I dyed a scarlet red. I then used a variety of different fabrics for the appliqué: velvet, silk for the many petaled breast & kidney, a recycled sari for the flower-heart, recycled leather for the tentacles on the bottom, and moiré silk for the vertebrae.

Measurements
Bust: 32”
Waist: 30”
Hips: 36”

Here is a quote from my artist statement on this series:
“The Dream Anatomy series explore these imagined realms inside the body. Because these garments are meant to be worn, the boundary between the internal and the external is blurred. The invisible is made visible: wear your inside on the outside. By using women’s slips and nighties, articles that were not originally intended for public life, I am playiing with the line between the public and the private arenas.”

I am offering free shipping on the art dresses.


Reviews

0 out of 5 stars
(46)
Reviewed by bevalasvegas
5 out of 5 stars
Aug 30, 2013
A billion stars - Carl Sagan
Custom Reconstructed Tshirt for Bevalasvegas

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Mar 30, 2013
Lovely handwork,thanks a lot
For MORAG Custom Spiderweb Dress Handsewn

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Dec 2, 2011
Another work of art.
Custom order for Bevalasvegas

Reviewed by Anonymous
5 out of 5 stars
Jun 29, 2011
What a beautifult-shirt. The design is wonderful and really unique, and it's skillfully made. Rachel is truly a clothing artist.
Custom Spiderweb Tshirt Handsewn

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Returns & exchanges

I am confident that you will be pleased with your purchase. Should the need arise for a return, we will work together to ensure your satisfaction. I will accept returns within 30 days of the sale for a full refund, minus the shipping cost.

Shipping policies

Domestic shipping: I use USPS First Class Mail, but if you need the item sooner, please contact me & we will work it out.
International Shipping: I use USPS by First Class Mail International to Canada & anywhere else in the world. If you wish to upgrade shipping, let me know & we will work it out.

Additional policies

I love a challenge! If you have a garment you want embellished, or a certain color or size, let's work together on it. I also love to "Frankenstein" two garments into one.

I share my home with 7 cats. (You read that correctly: seven!) I make every attempt to keep the garments away from the little darlings, and when I package my goods. I use a sticky roller to remove all the fur I can. However, if you have a cat allergy, let me know & I can arrange to have your garment washed & packaged in a cat-free environment. (Fortunately, Mom lives real close!)

Scapular Art Dress Recycled Vintage Slip

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Overview

  • Materials: rayon, leather, silk, velvet, recycled, sari, thread, time
  • Feedback: 46 reviews
  • Favorited by: 702 people
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