Arcane Notions: Black Artifacted Linen Dress from Secret Lentil

Arcane Notions: Black Artifacted Linen Dress with pencil pocket

Regular price $ 228.00 Sale

Artifacting. That's my term for making a new piece of clothing that appears to be old. Here's what I've written about the process.

This is a long black pod-shaped linen dress with exposed seams and a variety of raw frayed hand-stitched patches, a few of which double as pockets. Yay, pockets! Please see the close-up photos to soak in all the dark, lovely details.
Arm and neck hole are finished with bias trim. Asymmetric hem.

Don't worry about it fraying further; it won't fall apart. All the edges are reinforced with stitching. 

• rough size: Extra Large to 1X
• actual measurements: bust measures 46 inches, at waist it's 56, hips 68, length varies from 42 to 48 inches

• fabric: 100% medium weight linen; some of the patches also have cotton jersey
• care: machine wash cold, machine dry or dry flat
hand made by me in my studio — one of a kind

Photography and paintings by Michael Burton; makeup and modeling by Cassie Bhadrakali; clothing by Helen Carter