mosaic appliqué long vest or mini-dress

From the Mosaics Collection, this vest features top to bottom appliqué that produces a mosaic effect. Each of the pieces has been meticulously designed for color and shape to produce this fascinating effect, and attached by top stitching to a very fine silk lining, resulting in a lightweight to medium piece you can wear throughout the year by itself as a vest or as a dress, and over different shirts and tops - bring out whichever color you pick in the design by wearing a similar color underneath. There are lots of different options available. Something new we are trying with the vests to accommodate different size requirement - It can be set to different sizes (please indicate your chest requirement) and a full top to bottom closure can be put in for it to be worn as a dress. You can also pick which side to wrap for closure - see double picture for the options. Product code: C9235


A-line, small pocket, no collar, front closure options, raw edging, appliqué, top stitching, self-lining.

Note: Each piece is available only in the size mentioned, but modifications to change the fit are always possible (longer, shorter, smaller, roomier, etc.), often with just button repositioning and often at no extra charge, so please ask.

Each piece is designed, constructed, hand-painted, distressed and embellished entirely by the artist, from start to finish.

There are always matching pieces and accessories. They just may not be listed yet, so please inquire if you cannot find something to complete the outfit.

Size: one size through about XL - can be fixed from chest 36" to about chest 48" - please indicate your preference with the order; 35" long.

Silk, cotton.

Black base, shimmer gray lining, dark jewel tones over black.

Hand wash.

General cleaning instructions for all garments (also see care tag inside the clothing) are as follows:

  • Any garment can be dry-cleaned with the gentle/delicates method.
  • Items marked 'hand wash' can be washed by hand (not in the gentle or hand-wash machine cycle), separately, as briefly as possible, with minimal amount of mild detergent, particularly for hand-painted items. Follow with the spin cycle of the washing machine, and finish in medium heat dryer, unless hang-drying is recommended, which is the case for most knits.
  • Hand-pressing is recommended on most items after the wash and dry to straighten out the seams and edges which tend to pucker or curl on natural fabrics.
  • Some hand-dyed items may leak a bit of color during the washing, that is normal and will not affect the item. Using liquid softener during the wash will minimize any color leaking.

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Important sizing information