Skip to product information
1 of 5

ROBERTA OAKS

Oversized Pocket Dress - Petroglyphs Linen Charcoal

Regular price
$168.00 USD
Regular price
Sale price
$168.00 USD
Shipping calculated at checkout.
Size

I made this dress for myself a while back and then tweaked the pattern a few times until it felt like something I wanted to put on when the cat pulls me out of bed in the morning, something easy and loose to put on over my bikini and something to put on after I shower and head outside for sunset hour to water the garden and sip on my tea or "juice".

Basically, this is your favorite tee shirt, but in a linen blend and in a dress. It's a bit oversized, and supposed to be that way.  If you order true to size, it will be loose.  Go down a size if you want it to be more fitted, but keep in mind that linen blends shrink more than the average cotton, so if you are going to wash and dry it, then consider ordering true to size.  you can also dry clean, which will keep it crisp with no shrinkage.

The sleeves are off the shoulder, but it still has a straight body line, which keeps things looking slim, without compromising comfort.

It's a little longer in the back, and a little longer all over, cuz hello, we are not 20 years old. There is room for bustiness in this dress.  It's made to be a little oversized, because that's what makes this the dress you want to live in.

The pocket is oversized, cuz that's how I like it.  And yes, there are side seam pockets too, cuz I need those to keep track of my vitamins for the day and also can fit a snack in there and my Maika'i Card and mask.

    • 55% Linen / 45% Cotton 
    • Oversized pocket with snap closure and contrast stitching.
    • Hand printed fabric
    • Cut and sewn in Honolulu, Hawaii
    • Machine wash cold and hang to dry.  Drying in a dryer will shrink it. Dry clean if you want it to stay nice a crisp and no shrinkage.  Linen will have a crinkled appearance after washing with water.
    • Iron from this inside out only.
    • Live in this, you will want to.

Sizing:

The model is wearing a size XS and is 5'8", 32/24/34

XS - SIZE 0 - 4 (0 will be oversized, 4 will be more fitted)

S - SIZE 4 - 8

M - SIZE 8 - 12

L - SIZE 14

About the print:

The idea to create a print of ancient petroglyphs found in the islands is born from my experience of being raised in a family of both professional and self-taught archeologists.  Growing up on the bluffs of the Missouri River, the land we lived on was littered with Native American artifacts, mounds and sites. We were taught not to disturb, but to appreciate only that on the surface. Our family vacations usually led us on detours to ancient ruins and cultural sites.  My dad and uncle were self taught archeologists, with an interest that became contagious to us kids... My sister went on to study archeology and anthropology and became an archeologist here in the islands, which is what pulled me here a year after her. That first year living here with her was pretty amazing. My passion for hiking started around that time, setting off on trails looking for the few known glyphs here on Oahu. Other dreams pulled my sis back home to Missouri. I guess this print is sort-of an ode to our family-gene pull to these types of spiritual places, and our way of feeling a place and feeling the land and to the people who made it their home long before us. The few glyphs in this print are part of a personal study of the site located on Hawai’i Island at Pu'u Loa, which translates into Hill of Long Life. This is the largest known site in the islands, with more than 23,000 glyphs.