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101 Tees: Restyle + Refashion + Revamp Paperback – August 2, 2011
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Cathie Filian, created, produces and co-hosts the popular lifestyle show, Creative Juice on DIY Network & HGTV. In 2007, she was Nominated for an Emmy in the Outstanding Lifestyle host category for her work on Creative Juice. Cathie has also produced and co-hosted the mini series Witch Crafts on DIY network. In 2008 Witch Crafts was nominated for 2 Emmys one for Outstanding Lifestyle Program and the second for Outstanding Lifestyle Directing.
Cathie's first book, Creative Juice ' 45 Re-Crafting Projects, is filled with fun and funky recycling craft ideas that can be made for pennies. Her second book, Bow Wow WOW - fetching costumes for your fabulous dog, will be released Fall 2008. Both books are published by Lark books a division of Barnes and Noble.
Cathie also writes a monthly syndicated newspaper column for Scripps Howard News Service and a blog as well as contributes to national shelter publications such as Life Magazine, Real Simple, Redbook, Quick and Simple and many others. Cathie can be found regularly at etsy.com and myspace.com.
Cathie Filian grew up in the Midwest and has been getting crafty since she can remember. She began sewing when she was 8 and her love of stitching followed her all the way to collage, where she studied Textile Science and Fashion Design at Ohio State University. In her senior year, Cathie was awarded the Outstanding Senior Design Award.
Before Creative Juice, Cathie worked in the film business creating costumes for such films as Rushmore, Twister, Heartbreakers and Vanilla Sky.
Cathie lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Eddie and their dog Max.
Top Customer Reviews
So if you don't have a tank top with crocheted trim around the neckline lying around your closet, you can't make that one. And I don't. And I wouldn't know where to find one. Maybe if I Google it...
Anyway...it's OK. I like the tie-dye section - and the add-a-ribbon section had some good ideas for designs. But it is NOT a cut up a shirt and sew it back together in a cool way book - if thats what you want.
Unlike other teeshirt revamping books, this one isn't about how to deconstruct or slice up a shirt. The emphasis is instead on ways to decorate and embellish a tee shirt. The results are colorful, unique and fun. Just as importantly, the results are modest and wearable by young ladies.
The techniques include applique, embroidery, printing, painting, stenciling, using iron ons and beads. While there are no illustrations, they are well explained. There are patterns and stencils in the back.
The examples are trendy looking with a DIY vibe. One of my favorites is the hand stamped Giggles shirt. The same technique could be used to set up a shirt with a favorite quote. Other favorites are the two toned dyed shirts. One of the most energizing and lovely ideas through out the book is untypical design placements and elements. Instead of centering motifs and embellishments, they are placed at angles on shoulders, off to the side, or in other places. It's a great design element that's very appealing.
Scattered flowers go up the side of one shirt. Ruffles are used to create both fashion looks in sharp pleats and very girly looks in soft form. The bleach discharged robot shirt is one my son wants to make, but instead of the negative stencil robot, he plans to use gears and bolts. A butterfly design combines painted and appliqued shapes in different sizes. Some shirts show as an example how you can take a shirt already printed with a pattern or design and embellish it in different ways. Screen printing on top of a patterned tee shirt for example, or embroidering details on a shirt with a motif.Read more ›
101 Tees gives you all the details to use sequins and beads to make sparkly butterflies and peacocks for your tees or iron on patches, ribbons and trims to embellish them. The boys in your life aren't forgotten with a chapter of suggestions just for them, like rock, robots, sports and other manly pursuits. Dyeing or painting on your shirts really gives them a brand new life, and 101 Tees has complete directions for both of those methods. Adding extras like appliques, doilies or embroidery changes a plain tee into something special. 101 Tees was a big hit with my daughters who each went through the book, excitedly choosing all their favorite designs!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not what I expected. Wasn't able to look inside online but took a chance anyway and am sorry I did. It has few ideas that I could use. Read morePublished 14 months ago by CJB
While it did have 101 suggestions for t-shirts, it wasn't what I expected. I wanted unusual ideas, but it was more standard ideas.Published 19 months ago by Beverly L. Hiatt
When I saw the title of this book I envisioned creative ideas for old t shirts. Instead I found not one of the ideas in this book to be very unique or anything I wanted to do and... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Lois Field
Not what I was looking for. Ideas on Pinterest much better. Too much reliance on adding premade items to the shirts.Published 24 months ago by Robert Rudy
Lots of ideas to recycle t-shirts! Will have this book for years to come! Impressed that it covers all size shirts.Published on August 2, 2013 by Donna M. Baker
I AM TOTALLY THRILLED WITH THIS BOOK. IT HAS SO MANY GREAT IDEAS AND I CAN'T WAIT. IT WAS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION AND CAME RIGHT ON TIME.Published on July 9, 2013 by T. Bowman
If there were negative stars, that is how many I would award. Let's put it this way, I NEVER throw books away but I this one went into the trash can. Read morePublished on June 3, 2013 by Marciarita