The cocoon series developed out of a need to use the fabric available after cutting one of our most popular garments.Long narrow pieces of material were leftover and we wanted to use them instead of just throwing them away or just turning them into predictable scarves.We wanted to come up with innovative ways to use this narrow fabric.Dyeing the fabric first is opposite from how we usually work so this in itself was a departure from the usual.After dyeing the individual pieces, the fabric is then sewn into various garments in intuitive ways using other methods such as draping instead of the usual flat pattern design. Each piece in this series is one of a kind and designed individually with the idea that perhaps they will become small series.These pieces are very labor intensive and likely will never be put into production.
The Cocoon Skirt started by stitching the fabric to itself in a spiral form.We made use of the rolling nature of the edge of the fabric, sewing it with a stretch straight stitch and letting the fabric curl around the stitching.At this point it could be worn on the body but had no waistband or real structure.Folding over one end of the tube and stitching it to a waistband, the cocoon transformed into a very wearable and flattering skirt!
Made in USA
Machine Wash Cold, Line Dry
Pre-washed and shrunk
92% Rayon 8% Spandex
This item is one of a kind and is the one you will receive