Eventually, she has developed her own way how to overcome the need for fragmented self - a self-defence. Every time she misses home, she takes a picture of her shadow and she imagines, just for a moment, that the real herself is at home and just her shadow stays elsewhere in the world.
Elastic cords hold fabric pieces together but enable them to have a little bit of movement too. As if the pattern pieces wish to leave the body but cannot do so. They are caged in the overall structure of the garment, imprisoned in the situation.