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Flowers Watts Towers and Boys Oh My

Added Jun 30, 2008

by ledthread

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 :(

Material Notes

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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    Aug 24, 2008, 07.21 AMby jmcentee

    I love this T! I’d love to make something similar for my husband, but I’m not sure I’m quite advanced enough yet.

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    Aug 6, 2008, 03.52 PMby ohjoy

    I like this shirt alot and may I also say that he is very cute as well!

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    Jul 19, 2008, 02.15 AMby natalia-g

    very cool :)

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    Jul 15, 2008, 10.35 PMby blueyedqt

    Oooh I love this shirt! Incredible job :D

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    Jul 9, 2008, 11.14 AMby krysia

    love it!

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    Jul 3, 2008, 05.07 AMby carlatv

    Wonderful work! Always impressed, love the shirt.

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    Jul 2, 2008, 04.42 PMby bathina

    Coooooooool- for loving it

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    Jun 30, 2008, 11.24 AMby karencilla

    great great job! i love this shirt!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 05.55 AMby jj1

    Very original, really cool.

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    Jun 30, 2008, 04.29 AMby dianacirne

    Great t-shirt! Very different!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 03.55 AMby polychromatin

    Really great style! And a wonderful inspiration!

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    Jun 30, 2008, 02.43 AMby aaronkok


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    Jun 30, 2008, 12.41 AMby mmmrphs

    Wow, this is wonderful.

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