The ‘One Piece Warhol Tee’
Fabric Black and blue ‘Warhol-ish’ faces print jersey
Pattern Burdastyle free pattern -1 piece Kimono Tee by Pixielink
Time to complete 1 hour! And that includes printing and sticking the pattern!
First worn For lunch at Cafe Rouge
Wear again? Definitely
Total price £3.50
I almost sat this one out. Time has been very limited the last couple of weeks, and all my favorite art works are nudes. I did consider making a transparent dress with a strategically placed fig leaf, like the one Vivienne Westwood wore to accept her OBE from the queen, but I love the Sew Weekly community far to much to inflict that on them.
Then I remembered this jersey print that had been languishing in my stash forever. £3.50 for a 60 x 150 cm remnant from my local fabric shop. I have no idea what I though I would make, especially as I was still suffering knit fear at the time.
I guess everything happens for a reason. I studied A level Art at secondary school and went on a school trip to see the Pop Art exhibition at the Tate. In the half hour I spent before sneaking out to explore Soho with my fake ID I did catch some Warhol. And if I’m not mistaken this print is definitely Warhol inspired.
I needed a quick and easy pattern, and this is seriously the quickest, easiest thing I have ever made. I wanted all the faces the right way up on the front and back so I did have to cut the fabric in half and stitch them together across the middle where the neck hole is cut out, so technically my version was not a 1 piece Tee. Despite this it probably took me half an hour, max, to fling this together.
Actually these photos do not do it justice. It is much nicer and much more flattering in real life. I did intend to take more pics in Cafe Rouge to catch a bit of that arty Parisienne vibe, but it was packed, and I am not yet brave enough to get up and pose in front of strangers. The full length shot was taken by Mr T, who only ever willingly takes photos of landscapes. Which is probably why my thighs look like a small mountain range.