Puffy Coat DOTS

$899.00

Recycled, warm, water resistant, puffy, spectacular.

What else to say about the Dot Puffy Coat except “MUST HAVE”?

The Puffy Dot Coat has serious Japanese influence. Simple, elegant, no unnecessary parts. No angry corners.

Gradient sizes of clear dots on an exterior ‘coal’ colour field and ‘heart’ big dots on a white colour field interior, ‘heart’ or ‘coal’ silk collar (you choose)). Leonardo spine down the lining back where we are all the same; a talisman of strength.

A dot is complete and self contained. It is its own world and yet, in groups it becomes an infinitesimal part of the fluid fractals in a molecular world; all one together. Cuddly, washable, two ties and you are off.

Double your dot quotient by pairing your Dot Puffy coat with a pair of Dahlia Drive Dot Piano Pants. How about red tights under that? Outrageous.

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Recycled, warm, water resistant, puffy, spectacular.

What else to say about the Dot Puffy Coat except “MUST HAVE”?

The Puffy Dot Coat has serious Japanese influence. Simple, elegant, no unnecessary parts. No angry corners.

Gradient sizes of clear dots on an exterior ‘coal’ colour field and ‘heart’ big dots on a white colour field interior, ‘heart’ or ‘coal’ silk collar (you choose)). Leonardo spine down the lining back where we are all the same; a talisman of strength.

A dot is complete and self contained. It is its own world and yet, in groups it becomes an infinitesimal part of the fluid fractals in a molecular world; all one together. Cuddly, washable, two ties and you are off.

Double your dot quotient by pairing your Dot Puffy coat with a pair of Dahlia Drive Dot Piano Pants. How about red tights under that? Outrageous.

Dots are my Mom. I have an old picture of her in a white dress with black polka Dots. Yum. My dog Chucky thought so too and chewed the edges of the photo. Mom is still there.

The Puffy Dot Coat is my homage to dots. The layering of a clear resist onto the painted ‘coal’ dye paper allows the dots to be influenced by its base colour. As with anything with history, each layer informs the other, altering connection, reception and result. I love the organic results from this process.

The exterior, interior and puffy coat materials are made from recycled, waterproof polyester. All are bought white, cut to shape. The lining and exterior are printed with paper painted and/or printed with dye. The Leonardo spine is added (including his mirror image Italian script). The paper is pinned to each cut piece and heat pressed to transfer the dye. The collar is cut from found silk yardage which has been dyed red ‘heart’ or black ’coal’. A sandwich is made with the puffy material in the middle and pinned carefully in order to sashiko stitch the puffy panels every 5 inches (the collar much closer). Then the pieces are bound with tape and flat seamed together. It is sewn to be reversible but there is no pocket on the inside (we tried and it was too bulky).

After the materials are gathered, it takes 50 hours to build. Send it to China for cheap labour? Not a chance. This is a labour of love, not manufacturing. I am eternally grateful I can make that choice. I am eternally grateful if you, too, can make the choice to purchase one.

The coat is made to order and will take up to 2 months to build and finish.

It is very warm! Pair with gloves to the elbow and an infinity scarf in the winter. Wash by hand and hang dry.

 

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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