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RachOfTheJungle
« on: June 07, 2006 07:27:55 AM »

I've seen this book mentioned in some other threads after a search, but I feel it deserves its own topic.

I came across this book by accident when I was looking for another one. It's relatively new so I don't know how many people have heard of it but it's GREAT!

The instructions are very simple and clear, plus it's written in a lighthearted and fun way, including tshirt trivia! The drawings are easy to follow. There really are 108 patterns, not just 20 ideas with slight variations (they include variations and count them as one project). There;s even a pattern for making a wedding dress out of tshirts! (and it actually looks pretty good!)

Anyway, I've got a pile of goodwill tshirts lined up at the sacrificial tshirt recon alter awaiting slaughter (after their ritual cleansing that is) and I can't wait to get started.

Anyone else have thoughts on the book?
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006 08:10:14 PM »

I got this book awhile back and made a couple of tops from it.  It's got lots of fantastic ideas, maybe I should get back to this book and try another one out soon!
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« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2006 08:12:32 AM »

Someone brought this along to our monthly craft night a few weeks ago, and we're basing this month's get-together on the book (we're eaching bringing a few unwanted, ill-fitting shirts to mod). I agree at the variety, though - I was impressed that they truly did have 108 ideas, and the photos of them being worn was helpful, too (rather than just sketches, I mean)
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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2006 08:18:56 AM »

One of the things I liked about it was that it clarifies certain things a newbie might not think about, like the fact that different tee shirts have a different feel and will drape differently. I'm going to be at my area's Relay For Life event hthis weekend and I plan on bringing this book, scissors & other goodies. I think my cousin & her friends would have a blast with it making those huge, ill fitting event shirts cute.
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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2006 08:33:24 AM »

I will be visiting this book tonight to help some old band t shirts that were facing the scrap heap...
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