Two weeks ago I traveled to Austin, TX to visit my family and friends. While there I attended the opening football game for The University of Texas (of which I am an alumnus). Needless to say, Texas defeated The University of Louisiana at Monroe, 59-20. For me, the overwhelming win wasn’t the surprising part of the game. What I found most interesting (even though I had the sight numerous times) was the thousands of fans all wearing burnt orange UT t-shirts. The crowd appeared as more of a massive burnt orange blob than a group of individuals.
I did spot a couple of girls at the tailgate who were trying to stay cool (and possibly stand out of the crowd) by tying the bottom of their t-shirts in the back and cutting off the sleeves. While I appreciated the effort, their t-shirt refashioning skills could have used a bit of assistance from my friend Megan Nicolay, DIY extraordinaire and author of the bestselling Generation T books. If Megan had been with me at game, she could have transformed their simple and shapeless tees into something exciting and one-of-a-kind.
When I returned to New York City, I asked Megan to share a few projects from her new book, Generation T: Beyond Fashion, that let you show team spirit while also expressing personal style.
- Turn two T-shirts into a flirty babydoll dress (page 78)
- Have fun in the sun with a cute sundress (page 72)
- Stand out in the crowd with a superstar! halter top (page 50)
- Upcyle his T-shirts with one of the 15 men’s projects in chapter 6 (page 198)
- Get the kids into the action with a little empress dress (page 167) or baby tutu (page 152)
Take the football fun to the next level and transform your tees into everything you need for a tailgate:
- Grill Mitt (page 122)
- Picnic Blanket (page 256)
- Grocery Tote (page 127)
- Apron (page 124)
- Drink coasters (page 104)
- Wine cozy (page 102)
- Place Mats (page 100)
Robby Brown, Associate Publicist