Table of contents for Generation T : 108 ways to transform a T-shirt / Megan Nicolay.


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Introduction x
the brooklyn tee party: a revolution begins
Chapter 1: Tee off (p. 2)
The materials, the basic stitches, and sewing techniques you’ll need to makeall 108 projects in the book. • finding inspiration (p. 3)
• gathering supplies (p. 3)
• the anatomy of a t-shirt (p. 7)
• mastering the basics: measurements, pinning, threading the needle (p. 10)
• the stitches: running stitch, backstitch, whipstitch, zigzag stitch, cross-stitch, boxed crossstitch, finishing a stitch (p. 12)
• adding style: drawstrings, gathers, ruching, applique (p. 17)
• coloring outside the lines: adding embellishment (p. 19)
• dyeing, batiking, printing, bleaching (p. 20)
• zen and the art of t-shirt deconstruction (p. 23) Chapter 2: Tee time (p. 24)
13 projects that involve customizing, cutting, clipping, tying, and pinning— as much deconstruction as you can do and still call it a T-shirt. 1. scoop, there it is (p. 26)
2. slash ’n’ sash (p. 28)
3. brokenhearted ( .30)
4. fringe benefits (p. 32)
5. pleasantly punk (p. 34)
6.. ruffle and tumble (p. 36)
7 comfort corset (p. 38)
8. it’s a cinch (p. 40)
9. mix ’n’ match (p. 42)
10. shoulder slash (p. 44)
11. pin-up (p. 45)
12. halftime (p. 46)
13. ode to the mullet (p. 48)
Chapter 3: par-tee on (p. 50)
The tank top—22 more projects that are less shirt, more style. 14. classic punk (p. 52)
15. shoulder chic (p. 54)
16. outer lace (p. 56)
17. lace age (p. 58)
19. fermez la ruche (p. 62)
20. it’s my party and i’ll tie if i want to (p. 64)
21. safety first (p. 66)
22. diamondback (p. 68)
23. a beautiful day in the ’hood (p. 70)
24. put me in, coach (p. 72)
25. it’s a string thing (p. 74)
26. sew easy (p. 76)
27. heavy meshinery (p. 78)
28. that’s a wrap (p. 80)
29. six-pack (p. 82)
30. greek goddess (p. 84)
31. queen of braids (p. 86)
32. all strung out (p. 88)
33. tying game (p. 90)
34. punk’d (p. 92)
35. strip search (p. 94) Chapter 4: flir-tee girls (p. 96)
14 tube tops (and halters, too!)—even less shirt, even more style. 36. boob tube (p. 98)
37. bodice snipper (p. 100)
38. ready-made (p. 102)
39. bow me over (p. 104)
40. natural sass (p. 106)
41. scarf ace (p. 108)
42. rollover (p. 110)
43. bandeau, james bandeau (p. 112)
44. knotty by nature (p. 114)
45. halt right there (p. 116)
46. cover girl (p. 118)
47. t-bird (p. 120)
48. twisted sister (p. 122)
49. teeny bikini (p. 124) Chapter 5: skir-tee girls 128
23 projects that take the T-shirt downtown— and we’re not talking about the financial district in New York City. 50. snips ahoy (p. 130)
51. snip, crackle, pop! (p. 133)
52. sidewinder (p. 136)
53. double-crosser (p. 138)
54. pocket rock it (p. 140)
55. next of pin (p. 142)
56. row, row, row your bows (gently down the seam) (p. 144)
57. knot too shabby (p. 146)
58. skirt flirt (p. 148)
59. triple-layer cake (p. 151)
60. petal pusher (p. 154)
61. flare thee well (p. 156)
62. mud flap (p. 159)
63. diamonds in the rough (p. 162)
64. road trip (p. 164)
65. material girl (p. 166)
66. alphabet city (p. 168)
67. bohemian wrapsody (p. 170)
68. wrapper keeper (p. 172)
69. cinch city (p. 174)
70. your ass is grass (p. 176)
71. tying up loose ends (p. 178)
72. flapper frenzy (p. 181) Chapter 6: the t-zone (p. 184)
From leg warmers to hats, handbags to ponchos, checkbook covers to throw pillows, 16 projects that are perfect accents for the body and the home. 73. go-go gauntlets (p. 186)
74. knee huggers (leg warmers) (p. 188)
75. the braided bunch (braided belt) (p190)
76. punk poncho (p. 192)
77. scarf it up (scarf) (p. 194)
78. fit to be tied (hat) (p. 196)
79. check this (checkbook cover) (p. 198)
80. a tee in the ’pod (iPod cozy) (p. 200)
81. i’m the real shady (eyeglasses case)(p. 202)
82. bag lady (handbag) (p. 204)
83. backpacking the heat (satchel backpack) (p. 206)
84. rock the tote (tote bag) (p. 210)
85. is this seat taken? (seat cushion) (p. 213)
86. sweet dreams are made of tees (pillowcase) (p. 216)
87. cute roll-up (bolster pillow) (p. 218)
88. patchwork punk (blanket) (p. 220) Chapter 7: t-wrecks (p. 224)
After the T-shirt deconstruction and reconstruction, here are 19 ways to “ get scrappy” with the leftovers. 89. flower power (blossom) (p. 226)
90. nip it in the bud (rosebud ring) (p. 228)
91. ice t (ring) (p. 229)
92. banned for life (headband) (p. 230)
93. net profits (hairnet) (p. 232)
94. i’m with the band (wri.stband) (p. 234)
95. my ears are ringing (earrings) (p. 236)
96. downward spiral (bra.ided rug) (p. 238)
97. shag me, baby (shag rug) (p. 240)
98. big hair bands (hair elastics) (p. 242)
99. the bowed and the beautiful (hair ribbons) (p. 242)
100. brace yourself (bracelet) (p. 242)
101. lace station (shoelaces) (p. 243)
102. knit wit (yarn) (p. 243)
103. the it doll (rag doll) (p. 244)
104. expand-o-pants (p. 246)
105. pocket it (p. 246)
106. patch it (p. 247)
107. flare affair (p. 247)


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Clothing and dress -- Remaking.
Clothing and dress -- Alteration.
T-shirts.