Megan Nicolay had a similar stash when she was a tween except that she, with a little prodding from her parents, figured out something to do with all those baggy shirts. Nicolay remembers well the first T-shirt she re-fashioned: It was a white Hanes undershirt of my dads. I batiked a peace sign on it that was in my hippie days and dyed it a raspberry color.
And that was just the beginning, before she and her sisters ever took a pair of scissors to a tee. Since then, though, shes gone on to write two books for fashion-design do-it-yourselfers. The skys the limit, says Nicolay, whos now riding a popular trend to the end of the rainbow. Ultimately, once you think of the T-shirt as merely being a piece of fabric, you can make anything out of it, she notes. Its a blank canvas.
Shell be in Denver at the Tattered Cover on Colfax tonight to sign her latest book, Generation T: Beyond Fashion, which goes beyond the basic wardrobe-oriented, closet-revamping recipes of the first tomes to incorporate new uses for T-shirts, including accessories for the home, car and your pet. Theres even a chapter dedicatd to guys.
Join Nicolay at her free tee party at 7:30 p.m. at 2526 East Colfax Avenue; go to www.tatteredcover.com or call 303-322-7727 for more information.
Wed., July 1, 7:30 p.m., 2009