Piano Pants DOT

$299.00

These translucent wrap around pants are made from recycled curtain sheers: washed, cut and sewn into a blank structure . A paper canvas is painted with ‘coal’ dye, screened with clear polka dots and pinned onto the blank pants with the pleats carefully set. A large red dot is inserted on the bottom left, the Dahlia Drive name is hidden and the sandwich is heatset.

The heating process makes the pleats and dye permanent. These pants can be washed and dried by machine! Wear over boy shorts, bathing suits or tights. Couple them with a snug top and Tree Kimono, Tree Hatori or the First Question Swing Top.

Take big strides and feel the wind follow you. Flash some leg. Go wild.

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These translucent wrap around pants are made from recycled curtain sheers: washed, cut and sewn into a blank structure . A paper canvas is painted with ‘coal’ dye, screened with clear polka dots and pinned onto the blank pants with the pleats carefully set. A large red dot is inserted on the bottom left, the Dahlia Drive name is hidden and the sandwich is heatset.

The heating process makes the pleats and dye permanent. These pants can be washed and dried by machine! Wear over boy shorts, bathing suits or tights. Couple them with a snug top and Tree Kimono, Tree Hatori or the First Question Swing Top.

Take big strides and feel the wind follow you. Flash some leg. Go wild.

I use dots ubiquitously in my work. From this practice I have realized that clear dots on top of a colour field create a language of movement far beyond the sum of its parts; the resisted pleats on black are, in themselves, a dynamic piano key/ accordion union but the dots add movement for the eye as though visualizing stars in the universe. Some are perfectly round, some are sloppy or hazy, some are fading away. A set of dots can frame a certain portion of the canvas, offering a field of moons or a glimpse of legs shooting within the universe. So much to see, so little time.

The piano pants come in 2 sizes, based on your ribcage measurement. The wide, elastic high band is fitted with a line of hooks (similar to a bra strap) accommodating a wide gradient in rib cage sizes.

You are born alone. You die alone. The value of the space in between is trust and love. That is why, geometrically speaking, the circle is one. Everything comes to you from the other. Together we are one. Louise Bourgeois

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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