'a pocket of sunshine' sculptural loose-fitting layering silk top or vest

A truly sophisticated piece that has been meticulously hand-crafted out of two types of silk, which have been painted by hand with the use of different techniques: shibori for the main body and freehand for organza sides. Tent-like silhouette makes it a perfect layering piece over dresses and tops, and nothing will beat it in comfort and breeziness if worn by itself in summer! Other features include signature overlay and textured embroidery. A true piece of art that is easy to wear. Product code: E7471


A-line, asymmetrical bottom, inserts on sides, hand-painted, some distressed edges, overlay, embroidery.

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: small to medium, shown on small, meant as a loose-fitting piece. Measurements: 40" chest, 24-25" long.


Sun yellow, gray, green tints, some cordovan.

Brief 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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