Pillowcase meets tablecloth meets prairie dress meets pyjamas = home wear
Make Your Self At Home is the start of a ongoing project of garments that segue into home wear/ware – referencing pillows, table cloths, bedspreads – designed to offer physical comfort and a sense of belonging when you wear or look at them, regardless of your actual physical ‘home’ situation. Items that allow you a symbolic, funny, personal home space. First home - body; second home, clothes; third home, physical shelter; fourth home, the outside world. (We could continue with these layers into deepest space, our original home on a cellular and elemental level).
They were devised bearing in mind our longing for a true home, and the nostalgia for the securities and consolations (or otherwise) of childhood.
Some of these new pieces want to be pillows, but the larger pieces are also based on the dimensions of canvas stretchers, the starting point of the traditional painting. So these garments can be displayed on a wall, hung from a frame, or worn by a human and hung from their frame. Hybrid Multiples, as we all are.
…the adaptable flat pack HALF APRON DOROTHY… a deconstructed prairie dress
DOROTHY’S PYJAMAS Set 1: HALF APRON DOROTHY Dress & FLAT PACK PYJAMA Trousers
DOROTHY’S PYJAMAS Set 2: FLAT PACK HALF DRESS & FLAT PACK PYJAMA Trousers
DOROTHY’S PYJAMAS Set 3: BROKEN PILLOW Top & FLAT PACK PYJAMA Trousers
…broken and reconfigured PILLOW CASE top
PRAIRIE HALF KAFTAN
Deconstructed over-scaled pillow case is asymmetrically reset to form a sleeveless blouse. Variant displaced frills placed around front panel. All garment edges double turned, with raw edges left on outer side of frills.