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Message Board > Beginner's Forum > tee fashion around the country and the world ( Moderated by EleanorSews)

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tee fashion around the country and the world
what design details do you see and like/dislike?
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Date: 6/28/11 6:28 PM

a7yrstitch and I were comparing tees in Marcy Tilton's gallery
gallery link and I thought it would be fun for others to join in and share their ideas. What do you see in tee shirt fashion in your part of the world? What details do you like on a tee? What do you dislike? Here is my post from the other thread with my quick reactions to the gallery at the end.

"I have not been to any part of Texas and so cannot compare. I will say that I know Marcy's home ground well, and it is very counterculture, very artistic, and very free spirited. I think her design aesthetic reflects not only the art of color and line which she so clearly loves, but is very sophisticated for that part of Oregon. I live a few hours away, and my area is even more rural, and very isolated. Our fashion is plaid shirts, wranglers, cowboy hats and boots. Or plaid shirts, Dickies, suspenders, ball caps & logging boots. (the logging boots don't get as much work these days). This side of Oregon is definitely different from the Portland side.

There is an Oregon look though, which involves layers, fleece, hiking or technical wear, mesh fabrics, silk screening, some asymmetry. It is body conscious in a casual outdoorsy way, and clothing which we see on the street in major cities is not as common in Portland, except for maybe in clubs.

All that and here is my reaction to MT's gallery: I love most of the tees, and am especially drawn to those with clean lines and not a lot going on (8636). I like the grey marble burnout tee and like you, don't care for the Paris tee. Oh, but look at the tees below it...oh so pretty."



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Date: 6/28/11 10:54 PM

double layer tee

This one is so pretty!

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Date: 6/29/11 1:10 AM

marec, thanks for moving this over and getting the discussion started.

The new fabrics and the crossing over of the lines between work, play and dress have redefined what a T is. I'm especially excited about the use of mesh and sheer fabrics with more traditional knits on Marci Tilton's site. Looking forward to seeing what everyone else is leaning to.

The picture on page 2 of the gallery showing the Parisian Black Microfiber Knit T with the Sheer Black Vest V8559 is my idea of perfect travel and day to day wear. I like to start with one thing and add just a little something extra for a dinner date or an evening with friends. The dusty knit T just below with the screen print accents is one of my reasons for getting into machine embroidery. I wanted to be able to just lightly accent a clean lined top to coordinate with prints or to sharpen up the look of a T or shell with basic solids.

marec, did you notice the bonus on the bottom of page 7 of Marci's T shirt gallery? So many people have been asking about adding and changing darts and Marci has included instructions on adding single and double darts.

I've been a Marci Tilton fan from day one having been drawn by her unhibited combining of fabric and color. Her venture into the evolution of the T is a delight that shouldn't be a surprise.

So now it is true confession time. In my racquetball days I noticed that the men, in particular, were distracted by things printed on the back of a t-shirt and I still have one in the back of the closet from Corky's Ribs & Barbecue which loudly proclaims, "So good, you'll slap your mamma!" The expression just hit my funny bone. Trust me, if I go to a PR event, you won't be seeing that shirt.
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Date: 6/29/11 1:18 AM

black vest
tee and jacket

here are the two you talked about. I love them also. I don't have any tees that are that fancy but would love to make a few . hmmm, after the OPML contest, a MT sewalong???

What about everyone else? Who else loves to make tees, and add their own stamp to them?

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Date: 6/29/11 3:03 PM

Darn y'all. I'm trying to cut back on pattern buying, but now I've seen that link and Vogue patterns are $3.99 this weekend....

Oh, to answer the question, while I personally haven't done anything more fancy than make a wider neckband, I like what Marci Tilton does with edges. I like the idea of an solid color asymmetrical T with a curve or jaggedness down the front sporting something bright and abstract (perhaps even shiny) in a thin trim.

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Date: 6/29/11 4:53 PM

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Darn y'all. I'm trying to cut back on pattern buying, but now I've seen that link and Vogue patterns are $3.99 this weekend...


we aim to please...

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I like the idea of an solid color asymmetrical T with a curve or jaggedness down the front sporting something bright and abstract (perhaps even shiny) in a thin trim.

Like piping? Great idea!

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Date: 6/29/11 9:54 PM

Wow, those t-shirts are definitely not my style. I wouldn't even call most of them t-shirts. Knit tops, maybe. To me, t-shirts look like this:

Eddie Bauer

Or with a crew neck, scoop neck or boat neck, but pretty basic for sure.

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Date: 6/29/11 10:00 PM

Thanks Paulag 1955.

I forgot all about Eddie Bauer. There used to be one in our mall and the knit shirts were of a nice quality. And, yes, the thing that surprised me was the expansion of the category.

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Date: 6/29/11 10:06 PM

I really really like her tshirts and embellishments. However, I am reluctant to spend tons of money embellishing the shirts.

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Date: 6/30/11 1:07 AM

The Eddie Bauer tees are on sale!! They are good quality too. I should buy some.

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