Added Jun 30, 2008
Brooklyn, New Yo...
This shirt has three of my favorite things going for it. Flowers, Watts Towers, and Boys.
After some encouragement and hearing how hard up the male Etsians are for gear, I am back to making men’s clothes.
This t-shirt looks like it was made someone who took some artistic liberty with the basic T (and was having a bit o trouble with her serger, but in a charming way).
The screenprints are old-school homemade by me, by stretching a random light weight fabric across what used to be desk drawers but I repurposed into screen frames. The stencils were drawn in with screenfiller. The Watts Towers is a rendition by yours truly. The orchids: they are actually shadows of orchids. I had a really beautiful plant at one point, and it was casting such lovely shadows across the living room wall I traced them. And turned the tracing into a screen.
The Towers are printed on a separate piece of fabric and sewed onto the shirt, with the green shirt cut away.
Black ribbing at neck; sleeve hem serged, turned up inside out and topstitched; serged unturned hem.
I made a brother for this shirt, but it found a new home before I got its picture taken :(
cotton, ink, love
Ehren Hanson, model (and owner of the largest ledthread men’s tshirt collection in the WORLD)
for sale at ledthread.etsy.com
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