April 19, 2006
Fit to a Tee!
Last month I had the privilege to sit down over coffee with the talented and radiant Megan Nicolay, author of Generation-T: 108 Ways to Transform a T-shirt.
Megan is just as gorgeous as she looks on the book cover, with the added benefit of a great sense of humor!
Thank you to Carrie Wheeler from AZCentral for putting all these stories online and giving them such great play! Before I go on with the link parade, visit Carrie's comical and informative Spinning Wheels blog on beauty, fashion and celebrity commentary!
Back to T-shirts. Here is a link to the story I wrote for last Saturday's The Arizona Republic on T-shirt reconstruction, which featured my interview with Megan about her book, as well as two fabulous Phoenix designers, Miriam Navarro and Yesenia Puente of Lola y Lola.
Here is a link to directions for making a project from Megan's book.
Here are tips from Megan.
Here is a link to Lola y Lola's MySpace page.
While you are at it, check out these other "must-have' books on the topic!
Tease: 50 Inspired T-shirt Transformations, edited by Sarah Sockit (Perigee, 2006, $15.95 paperback).
99 Ways to Cut, Sew, Trim & Tie Your T-Shirt Into Something Special, by Faith and Justina Blakeney, Anka Livakovic and Ellen Schultz (Potter Craft, 2006, $19.95 hardback).
OK, go cut up a T-shirt already!
Author of Crafty Chica's Art de la Soul: Glittery Ideas to Liven Up Your Life ($19.95, Rayo Books, an imprint of Harper Collins).
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