Hatori TREE

$299.00

Dahlia Drive’s Hatori is designed to be worn over a simple snug garment. Its function is to layer the story of a tree onto your landscape, creating an ephemeral image of nature influenced into life through your form.

The lapels are designed to create a column of equal space between them; long, lean, elegant.
Wear this piece for coffee, to the beach or the opera. Light, washable and crease resistant, it is a perfect piece to take with you wherever you go.

Choose one colour as your base colour and Dahlia Drive will do the rest!

Pair your Dahlia Drive Tree Hatori with the matching colour in Dahlia Drive Lace Piano Pants or, if you choose a Coal base, the Dahlia Drive Dot Piano Pants. A complete outfit!

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Dahlia Drive’s Hatori is designed to be worn over a simple snug garment. Its function is to layer the story of a tree onto your landscape, creating an ephemeral image of nature influenced into life through your form.

The lapels are designed to create a column of equal space between them; long, lean, elegant.
Wear this piece for coffee, to the beach or the opera. Light, washable and crease resistant, it is a perfect piece to take with you wherever you go.

Choose one colour as your base colour and Dahlia Drive will do the rest!
Pair your Dahlia Drive Tree Hatori with the matching colour in Dahlia Drive Lace Piano Pants or, if you choose a Coal base, the Dahlia Drive Dot Piano Pants. A complete outfit!

The story is captured in dye layers on a large piece of paper until a complete canvas is built: colour, dots, tree, more colour, more dots, another tree. The blank Hatori is laid out flat on the painting which is then wrapped around the front and back to present a continuous landscape beyond hem and seam.

The tree trunk is placed to follow your spine, its branches send rivers of air and blood into the far corners of your marvellous body. The roots or ‘legs’ of the tree, at the base of the garment, are woven from cut strips of previously used tree images (usually from the Smock Tree structure). In this way, the earth becomes the foundation of the tree, a woven reflection of the world above yet composted in the soil, its roots engaged in layers of ancestral history.
Meanwhile, your roots (legs) reach the real earth, establishing the story’s foundation.

Pinned in place, the ‘sandwich’ is placed in a press and infused by heat to set the dye. .

The unwrapping of the Hatori always feels like my birthday: anticipation, glee, wonder. The dyes on paper look nothing like the heat pressed results and there are always unexpected surprises. Imperfection is celebrated.

My goal is to transmit the wonder of this story onto you ; to the wonder of you.
The Hatori is nothing without you.

Light, no-iron, wash by hand or machine. Crumple and go. Made from roll ends of polyester curtain material.

Styled by You

Size Guide

  • Lotus Dress
  • Piano Pants
  • Puffy Coat
  • Smock
  • Bustle Dress
  • Swing Top
  • Kimono
  • Hatori

Chest

SMALL Max 36”
MEDIUM Max 42”
LARGE Max 46”

Ribcage and Hips

SIZE 1 (28”-34” ribcage/Hips max 40”)
SIZE 2 (34”- 40”ribcage/ Hips max 46”)

Hips and Chest

SIZE 1 chest and hips max 44”
SIZE 2 chest and hips max 48”
SIZE 3 chest and hips max 52”

Chest

X-SMALL Max 32”
SMALL Max 34”
MEDIUM Max 38”
LARGE Max 44”
X-LARGE Max 50”

Chest

X-SMALL Max 28”
SMALL Max34”
MEDIUM Max 38”
LARGE Max 42”
X-LARGE Max46”
2 X-LARGE Max 50”

Chest

SMALL Max 36”
MEDIUM Max 42”
LARGE Max 46”

Chest

SMALL Max 36”
MEDIUM Max 42”
LARGE Max 46”
X-LARGE Max 52”

Chest and hips

SMALL Max 40”
MEDIUM Max 43”
LARGE Max 46”
X-LARGE Max 48”
2 X-LARGE Max 51”

1. Pick your Style from the tabs above

2. Measure yourself

Dahlia Drive’s sizing is based on my shape and because I am the center of my universe (as Aphrodite was of hers), I am a Medium (even though, according to the Marilyn Monroe world of sizing I am a small, the Penthouse world of sizing I am a 0 and the Asian metric of sizing I am an extra large). So if you find comfort in thinking you know your size, stop now and get a tape measure *.

As Aphrodite so beautifully demonstrates (she has invisible servants because she is a goddess):

  • Measure around your back and chest (including your breasts) for the CHEST measurement
  • Measure your rib cage right under your breasts for the RIBCAGE measurement
  • Measure your hips at their widest for the HIPS measurement

Note: it is vital you do not take what you discover personally. It is just a number.

3. Find your Size on the Style Guide!

Then click your heels together and repeat after me, “There is no place like me”, “There is no place like me” . Voila! You have arrived home in your perfect body!

4. Order your size!

* (if you do not have a measuring tape, find a yardstick or 12″ ruler and measure off a 60″ piece of yarn or shoelace liquorish or toilet paper. Use this length to loop around your body at the designated spot for your style and mark the join with a knot or paper clip. Measure the distance from end to knot against the inches of your ruler or yardstick.)

When it came to sizing her clothes, Aphrodite had it easy: “One goddess length of silk wrapped around my hips please!”.

Shipping and Returns

Shipping is free.

All items but the Puffy Coats require 2 weeks time  from your order to my shipping.  Puffy coats require  from 2 to 3 months construction time.

I will gladly exchange your purchase due to faulty craftsmanship or an error in sizing.  I can not accept exchanges on specially ordered items.

There are no returns or cancellations.

Please contact me within 30 days of the original order should you desire an exchange.

Send me an email at wendy@dahliadrive.com to identify the reason for the exchange.  Mail the item, unused and in its original condition to 5898 Fraser Street, Powell River, B.C. V8A 4T5 Canada. You are responsible for the shipping costs.  Consider using a tracking service to guarantee its arrival.  I cannot be responsible for undelivered items.

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I can not be responsible for delays due to customs.

Thank you for your business.  I make each piece with care and attention, just for you.

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