Friday, May 4, 2012

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt

Generation T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-Shirt
Megan Nicolay
Workman Publishing Company, 2006
$15.95, Paperback
March 26th, 2012

Genre: Nonfiction—Crafting
Age: 12+
Description: Generation T (and its companion book Beyond Fashion) is a must have for teens who like to recycle old shirts into something fabulously new! The first book includes more than 100 projects (with 200 variations) to make new shirts, tank tops, tube tops, skirts, blankets, handbags, leg warmers and more! The companion book includes many projects beyond fashion such as items for pets, bedroom d├ęcor, and a whole chapter on things guys can make.
Opinion: These books are nearly 300 pages each of fun designs that go from super simple to more complex. At the beginning of each design it clearly states if the project is a no sew or sew design. There is a good mixture of both. The only downside is that not every design is in color (there are colored middle inserts but they don’t model off every design). Color photos would have been more helpful. However, there is something here for everyone, including a wedding dress! Favorite projects include the Two-Tiered Peasant Skirt.

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