Screenprint Table Shirt 1.

Back cloth is used to protect printing tables from dye or pigment which escapes the area it is intended for, creating random patterns and overlapping colour. Screenprint table shirts #1 and #2 were both created from cotton backcloths used under my printed swatches while I was studying textile design in Melbourne. Boxy, with dropped shoulders, shoulder darts for shaping and slit side seams, finished with a camp-style collar. Buttons are vintage shell, and #1 and #2 were made with neon green topstich detail.
Jana (chest = 82cm) wears screenprint table shirt #1 (sample) which is size m (length = ~57cm, width flat = 54cm, sleeve hem from neck = ~38cm). Shirt #2 (details) are pictured folded and in front of light. Both will fit a chest of ~80cm (as oversized) to ~95cm (as regular). 

I love to bring textiles out of their original realm and into somewhere new. I’m always on the look out for textiles which meet this brief, so if you have any ideas or stashes of near-discarded splattered cloth, I’d love to hear from you.