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A Spot of Tee: Maker Faire Edition

This past weekend we were at Maker Faire, a 2-day celebration of technology, engineering, sustainability, and DIY — and amidst the visual and aural feast of mechanics, explosions, and high-pitched frequencies, there were many a slashed T-shirt for me to spot! Starting with this one (to be fair, this young lady spotted me first — turns out, she’s a fan of Generation T, and recently hosted her own Tee Party at home!).

SPOTTED:

Where: New York Hall of Science, main entrance
When: September 2012
What:
Skully Tee
Key accessories: Black T-shirt and denim — and a Maker Faire day pass!
How do I get the look?: Melody used this entry on the Generation T blog to make her Skully Tee the very morning she was headed off to Maker Faire – it’s that quick and easy!

SPOTTED:

Where: New York Hall of Science, lower level, at the Tracimoc (that’s comic art, backwards) table
When: September 2012
What:
T-shirt totebags
Key accessories: Your arm, with this bag hanging off your elbow. (And some Maker Faire loot, perhaps?)
How do I get the look?: Try the grocery tote from Generation T: Beyond Fashion — perfect for toting books, groceries, or that Halloween haul.

SPOTTED:

Where: New York Hall of Science, near the Maker Faire food trucks (see, there are an actual feast to be devoured, too!)
When: September 2012
What:
Slashed long-sleeved T-shirt
Key accessories: Puffy vest (you know, to make up for the body heat lost through those “shoulder vents”)
How do I get the look?: Follow the instructions below, from project #10, Shoulder Slash, in Generation T.

SPOTTED:

Where: New York Hall of Science, making the rounds
When: September 2012
What:
Fringed T-shirts, knotted T-shirts, laced T-shirts, slashed T-shirts on the members of Batala NYC, the all-female reggae percussion band!
Key accessories: Drum sticks.
How do I get the look?: For the fringe look, follow the instructions below for project #4, Fringe Benefits, from Generation T; for the slashed look, follow the instructions above. Add knots, beading, and lacing as desired.

SPOTTED:
Okay, it’s not technically a T-shirt, but these leggings just seemed so T-shirt-inspired…

Where: New York Hall of Science, outside the Maker Square tent
When: September 2012
What:
Slashed and woven leggings
Key accessories: Pink ankle socks
How do I get the look?: Snip parallel horizontal slits about 1″ apart along the outside fold of the leggings on each leg. Cut slits as high as you need to for your skirt or shorts to cover. Use a T-shirt cord (cut the stitching off a T-shirt hem, and strettccchhh it out) to weave through the slits, tying a knot at each link of fabric.

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[ Posted on October 2nd, 2012 ]

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