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Generation T : 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt - Megan Nicolay

Generation T

108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt

Paperback Published: 1st February 2006
ISBN: 9780761137856
Number Of Pages: 260
For Ages: 11 - 15 years old

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The T-shirt is the centerpiece of a girl's wardrobe. But even better, that same T-shirt is a blank canvas just waiting to express the personality and creativity of its owner. You can cut it, sew it, twist it and turn it. You can deconstruct it, you can reconstruct it. Recycle it, resuscitate it, refashion it, re-invent it. Make it punky, make it funky. In the hands of Megan Nicolay-- who knows the DIY pride of accomplishment and the pleasure of making something chic and unique (and cheap)-- the T-shirt is like fashion ore, as she shows how to turn any ordinary, preferably well-used T-shirt into a halter, a tank top, a peasant blouse, or, for a total transformation, into a T-skirt. Or a hat. Or leg-warmers, a drawstring purse, an iPod cozy. Even a patchwork T-blanket.
In 108 unexpected, easy-to-follow projects, this pied piper of DIY shows first how to tee off with the basic materials plus add-ons (ribbons, lace, safety pins) and techniques (stitching, hemming, gathering). Then come recipes: 13 projects for customizing a T-shirt (i.e., doing everything to it you possibly can and still be able to call it a T-shirt); 21 projects for tank tops (less shirt, more style); and 14 projects for tube tops and halters (even less shirt and more style).
There's the Two-Tiered Peasant Skirt, the Bow-Tie Beanie, the Sweet Dreams pillow. Plus gauntlets, pot holders and tablecloths, pillows and braided rugs. Not a DIY expert? No problem. More than one third of the projects are " no sew, " so anyone who can wield a pair of scissors can put a personal stamp on her wardrobe.

Introduction: the brooklyn tee party: a revolution beginsp. x
Tee offp. 2
Finding inspirationp. 3
Gathering suppliesp. 3
The anatomy of a t-shirtp. 7
Mastering the basics: measurements, pinning, threading the needlep. 10
The stitches: running stitch, backstitch, whipstitch, zigzag stitch, cross-stitch, boxed cross-stitch, finishing a stitchp. 12
Adding style: drawstrings, gathers, ruching, appliquep. 17
Coloring outside the lines: adding embellishmentp. 19
Dyeing, batiking, printing, bleachingp. 20
Zen and the art of t-shirt deconstructionp. 23
Tee timep. 24
Scoop, there it isp. 26
Slash 'n' sashp. 28
Brokenheartedp. 30
Fringe benefitsp. 32
Pleasantly punkp. 34
Ruffle and tumblep. 36
Comfort corsetp. 38
It's a cinchp. 40
Mix 'n' matchp. 42
Shoulder slashp. 44
Pin-upp. 45
Halftimep. 46
Ode to the mulletp. 48
Par-tee onp. 50
Classic punkp. 52
Shoulder chicp. 54
Outer lacep. 56
Lace agep. 58
Ties to die forp. 60
Fermez la ruchep. 62
It's my party and i'll tie if i want top. 64
Safety firstp. 66
Diamondbackp. 68
A beautiful day in the 'hoodp. 70
Put me in, coachp. 72
It's a string thingp. 74
Sew easyp. 76
Heavy meshineryp. 78
That's a wrapp. 80
Six-packp. 82
Greek goddessp. 84
Queen of braidsp. 86
All strung outp. 88
Tying gamep. 90
Punk'dp. 92
Strip searchp. 94
Flir-tee girlsp. 96
Boob tubep. 98
Bodice snipperp. 100
Ready-madep. 102
Bow me overp. 104
Natural sassp. 106
Scarf acep. 108
Rolloverp. 110
Bandeau, james bandeaup. 112
Knotty by naturep. 114
Halt right therep. 116
Cover girlp. 118
T-birdp. 120
Twisted sisterp. 122
Teeny bikinip. 124
Skir-tee girlsp. 128
Snips ahoyp. 130
Snip, crackle, pop!p. 133
Sidewinderp. 136
Double-crosserp. 138
Pocket rock itp. 140
Next of pinp. 142
Row, row, row your bows (gently down the seam)p. 144
Knot too shabbyp. 146
Skirt flirtp. 148
Triple-layer cakep. 151
Petal pusherp. 154
Flare thee wellp. 156
Mud flapp. 159
Diamonds in the roughp. 162
Road tripp. 164
Material girlp. 166
Alphabet cityp. 168
Bohemian wrapsodyp. 170
Wrapper keeperp. 172
Cinch cityp. 174
Your ass is grassp. 176
Tying up loose endsp. 178
Flapper frenzyp. 181
The t-zonep. 184
Go-go gauntletsp. 186
Knee huggers (leg warmers)p. 188
The braided bunch (braided belt)p. 190
Punk ponchop. 192
Scarf it up (scarf)p. 194
Fit to be tied (hat)p. 196
Check this (checkbook cover)p. 198
A tee in the 'pod (iPod cozy)p. 200
I'm the real shady (eyeglasses case)p. 202
Bag lady (handbag)p. 204
Backpacking the heat (satchel backpack)p. 206
Rock the tote (tote bag)p. 210
Is this seat taken? (seat cushion)p. 213
Sweet dreams are made of tees (pillowcase)p. 216
Cute roll-up (bolster pillow)p. 218
Patchwork punk (blanket)p. 220
T-wrecksp. 224
Flower power (blossom)p. 226
Nip it in the bud (rosebud ring)p. 228
Ice t (ring)p. 229
Banned for life (headband)p. 230
Net profits (hairnet)p. 232
I'm with the band (wristband)p. 234
My ears are ringing (earrings)p. 236
Downward spiral (braided rug)p. 238
Shag me, baby (shag rug)p. 240
Big hair bands (hair elastics)p. 242
The bowed and the beautiful (hair ribbons)p. 242
Brace yourself (bracelet)p. 242
Lace station (shoelaces)p. 243
Knit wit (yarn)p. 243
The it doll (rag doll)p. 244
Expand-o-pantsp. 246
Pocket itp. 246
Patch itp. 247
Flare affairp. 247
The grand finale: Tying the knot (the t-shirt wedding dress)p. 248
Table of Contents provided by Ingram. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780761137856
ISBN-10: 0761137858
Audience: General
For Ages: 11 - 15 years old
For Grades: 6 - 10
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 1st February 2006
Publisher: WORKMAN PUBLISHING
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 19.68  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1

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