• <p>Bethany Cobb, "We Regret to Inform You...", PC9</p>

We Regret To Inform You…

by Bethany Cobb

Cotton sateen, netting, cotton thread, 2010


To make this dress, I took lessons in the domestic art of sewing and used a pattern from the 1950's; an era when many women did not work outside of the home. The fabric is screen-printed with rejection letters I received from job applications and art submissions. The theme is personal rejection; what we do with it and how we wear it.

*Collection of the City of Austin. PEOPLE'S CHOICE 2013 (Not Eligible for People's Choice Vote)