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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2006 08:37:09 AM »

So I spent quite a bit of time peeking at this book today in Urban Outfitters...I would have bought it had I not been on a limited budget. But I did memorize one of the patterns, and I made it just now + it's turned out so cute! I'll have pics up soon...but I'm determined to get this book at some point! I love it! Not to mention that I have a million t-shirts from various organizations and activities lying around and I absolutely do not wear t-shirts in their original form ^^;

That's why I bought it for my library (yay, selection responsibilities) and copied the 5-10 things I wanted to make.  This way, everyone in the small town hours away from an UO I work in can see it, and I get to make what I want.

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« Reply #41 on: September 15, 2006 09:55:24 PM »

the book is awesome. i got mine today at Hot Topic it was only $14.99! so i think it is totally worth it!!!  Kiss

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« Reply #42 on: September 16, 2006 06:08:02 PM »

Well, honestly, when I first went through it in the store, I really liked it, but I didn't read closely enough.  I'm not one for unfinished seams and whatnot.  I'm seriously considering giving my copy to my 16 year old SIL.  That way, I can still do the 4 or 5 projects in there that I want to, and it'll get more use than it would with me.

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« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2006 06:28:02 AM »

I got Gen T after reading the Bust review, and I couldn't be happier.  I'm new to recon, so the techniques were news to me and I was pleased with the clear explanations and photos.  With most craft books, I just look at the pictures and try to figure out how to make something similar on my own (impatience!!) but I actually sat down and made a few of these according to Megan's instructions.

Like many other folks here, I'm too big-busted (and old - 34) to wear a lot of them without a bra.  A skintone racerback bra helped in some cases, but not all.  Honestly, I've never had any kind of craft book that I could make/use ALL the designs!  I'm pleased to learn the techniques.

One thing that I'll be eternally grateful for, is learning how to ruche the sides or front of a shirt to make it fit.  I lost 40 lbs and some of my favorite shirts looked like they could fit another person in there with me!  Not sexy!  But, now they fit again.  AND, when I see a cool design that I can only get on a huge men's t-shirt, I can make it fit me now.  So I'm a happy crafter.

I wish there were more designs for long-sleeves, it's cold in Michigan most of the year!  I've got the recon-confidence now to play with adding my own sleeves, but I'm sure they could look a lot better.

Does Tease have any long-sleeved designs?  I think I'll avoid 99 Ways based on the SFSE situation!  Thanks for the tip!
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« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2006 10:05:57 PM »

hey you bunch of cackling hens.  Get the gossip right.  99 ways is not produced by SFSE.

If any of you read, you could go to amazon and read this.

Book Description
Extraordinarily clever ways to transform any ordinary T-shirt.

The pattern techniques are simple, and the supplies youll need are easy to find: T-shirts, scissors, sewing needle, and thread. The difficulty of each project is rated from 1 to 4, and none take more than 30 minutes to create. Youll never look plain wearing a T-shirt and jeans again.

About the Author
Collectively known as Compai, Faith and Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic, and Ellen Schultz are the force behind the book and the founders of a new fashion movement. Visit them online at compai.com.

You are so misguided.  Read a book because it has good tips and get over your over inflated egos.  You are all acting like the supposed "leader of knitting".  Get over yourselves and make decisions for yourself instead of being lead by others.  Anyone ever heard of the song "Stupid Girls".  Like ms. stoller get a clue.

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« Reply #45 on: November 24, 2006 12:06:36 AM »

Well, I'm not adding to the bitch fest that seems to be happening here...

I have Gen T and while at first I thought "Oh, I could have come up with all of these!  Why did I buy this?"  Actually, I think I needed the boost of the book's ideas to get going! 
I doubt that I will ever use most of the patterns, but I think it's great to have around.  I am pretty much the resident t-shirt recon-er, so it's nice to be able to say "well, lets look here and see if you get any ideas!" 

My other thought for you ladies that like spiral bound (and why not?!  it's so nice!), I bet you could head to Kinkos or another copy place and have them spiral bind it for you.  I my mom's friends do it all the time cause they say the same thing about non-spiral bound paperbacks.  Just make sure to get spiral and not comb, the comb is the one w/ the big bone down the back and it's sooooo not as nice as spiral!

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« Reply #46 on: February 11, 2007 12:30:55 AM »

I go to sites like craftster, t-shirt surgery, etc. for recon ideas, but need them in an organized book, so I found Generation T.

Has it helped anyone?

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« Reply #47 on: February 11, 2007 12:44:08 AM »

You know what?!

I bought it, then moved cross-country in a minivan, and had to get rid of like 80% of my stuff (including most of my old t-shirts).

So, yeah...I haven't even had a chance to use it yet.



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« Reply #48 on: February 11, 2007 10:19:26 PM »

Well, I borrowed a copy from the library and I looked through every project. Its perfect for those who dont want to sew or do minimal sewing. I, personally, didnt really like it, but that is because I wasn't fond of the unfinished hems/sleeves. I don't know, it might be your kind of thing. If you're looking for anything in particular in the book, let me know.
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« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2007 12:26:06 PM »

it has a lot of good ideas,especially for a begginer,but...meh.it was so-so for me.probably because most of the projects are kind of skimpy and my school has a pretty strict dress code.

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