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is there a book on this?
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Date: 2/25/06 5:45 PM

I saw on another sewing site a class that helps you perfect a basic t-shirt and then teaches you like 15 variations on that basic pattern. It even gave an example:


http://www.seeitsewit.com/store/stores_app/Samples/nyot_sample.pdf

Unfortunately, I am starting a new at home job and I don't have the time to take an online class. Does anyone know of a book that covers this topic?? I really like the idea of perfecting a tee and then using variations of the same pattern.

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Date: 2/25/06 6:09 PM

I would just like to have a good fitting t-shirt pattern....
Victoria

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Date: 2/25/06 6:28 PM

I've spotted a few books recently: Elissa from SewFastSewEasy recently put out Rip It, which shows how to transform all sorts of clothes, including a chapter on t-shirts. Also take a peek at Generation T

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Nancy

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Date: 2/25/06 8:18 PM

"Necklines" is a book published by Stretch and Sew in the early 90's about neckline changes in t-shirts and simple blouses. It came with a master pattern and templates on how to change the neckline. It is a great book that will give you many, many looks. I think it's out of print, but found it on here on e-bay. If you're interested in it, make sure the book has all the master patterns in it. If it doesn't it could just be a good reference book on techniques.

If you're not interested in buying from e-bay do a search with the author's name, Ann Person plus Neckline and maybe there are other options out there.

Edited again to spell out the word 'plus'
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-- Edited on 2/25/06 8:19 PM --

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Date: 2/25/06 9:14 PM

I've actually tried that cowlline alteration on another pattern and it works great! Wish I could do this class too, but thanks for the info!! :)

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Date: 2/25/06 10:53 PM

Shirley Adams has a pattern on this idea. I saw the samples at the Fall Fair and they were amazing. It doesn't look nearly as amazing on the line drawings though.

Shirley Adams surface embelishments

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Date: 2/26/06 8:47 AM

The Shirley Adam's structural changes looks similar to what I was looking for. Has anyone tried these? I didn't see any reviews?

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Date: 2/26/06 11:13 AM

There was a discussion recently about this very pattern!
Here's the link.

HTH,
Nora

edited cuz my link was wrong.

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Date: 2/26/06 9:56 PM

I found the OOP book Make It Your Own by Lori Bottom. Does anyone have this? Is this similar to the class that I was talking about?

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who wonders why she doesn't have time to sew.

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Date: 3/23/13 2:02 PM

I realize the last post in this topic was quite a while ago but I thought I'd add to it. I use Pamela's patterns perfect T for my TNT. I purchase her neckline variations but I am fiending for more! I also purchased FiT Nice DVDs with pdf instructions for modifying the basic t-shirt. I believe Judy has 4 dvds out. I also scour the internet for tutorials on how to modify basic shirts including Debi Cook's tutorial for a Coldwater Creek knock off. How many of these variations have I actually sewed? None. Yes that is right ...none. I just can't seem to get away from the computer and actually sew.

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