T-Shirt Makeovers: 20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions

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From their vibrant offices in Harlem, New York City, fashion designers and entrepreneurs Carmia Marshall and Carmen Webber (the Sistahs of Harlem) are taking fashion to a fresh new level. The Sistahs' groundbreaking mix of urban style and modern haute couture is gorgeous and distinctive; it has already earned praise from publications including YM, Essence, Jane, Seventeen, Time Out New York, and Ebony. Carmia and Carmen are poised to bring Harlem's rich culture and bold style into the forefront of fashion design,...
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Overview

From their vibrant offices in Harlem, New York City, fashion designers and entrepreneurs Carmia Marshall and Carmen Webber (the Sistahs of Harlem) are taking fashion to a fresh new level. The Sistahs' groundbreaking mix of urban style and modern haute couture is gorgeous and distinctive; it has already earned praise from publications including YM, Essence, Jane, Seventeen, Time Out New York, and Ebony. Carmia and Carmen are poised to bring Harlem's rich culture and bold style into the forefront of fashion design, and their first book embodies their creative, D.I.Y. sense of style. T-SHIRT MAKEOVERS takes the most basic street-style staple-the T-shirt-and shows us how to turn it into haute couture. The possibilities for a basic shirt are amazingly varied, and the Sistahs outline the steps for each creation: an intricate tank top, a kimono-style blouse, an asymmetrical dress, a ruffled top. Carmen and Carmia provide insights into body types, color use and personal style, inspiring readers to use their own fashion instincts to personalize their creations. With full-color photographs and step-by-step instructions, everyone-from beginners to experts-can find projects to suit their skills. Some blouses and dresses are complex and challenging; others are so quick and simple, you don't even need a sewing machine. With such endless possibilities, T-SHIRT MAKEOVERS has wide appeal. Any young woman with an interest in high fashion, hip hop, or pop culture will find something inspiring here; any girl who values individuality, creativity, resourcefulness, or fiscal responsibility will love this opportunity to put her skills to work. The Sistahs of Harlem are known for their ability to incorporate various cultural influences into their work, and the styles on these pages take cues from the most unexpected places: the streets of Harlem, the bright lights of Tokyo, and the beaches of Cuba, to name a few. Each creation featured here has a rich background and personality, taking fashion beyond simple aesthetics and infusing it with meaning. With the Sistahs' help, readers will see their old T-shirts spring to new life though their own hands.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977753178
  • Publisher: Glitterati, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/25/2006
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,116,455
  • Product dimensions: 8.26 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted April 22, 2012

    Excellent Service

    Could not be more pleased with the speed of the shipping. Product was just as described. Perfect condition and exactly as I had hoped. Gladly would use this supplier again!

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  • Posted August 13, 2009

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    Just Fab!!

    F A B U L O U S !
    This book is written by fabulous women for fabulous women. I love that it has different shirt types for different body types. Being a thicker women it helps to have a book that allows you to be and feel creative and fun. Just love love loooove this book. A must buy item.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 25, 2007

    HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT

    I was looking for a book to help me transform my old tees into something fabulous!! So I headed over to B&N, to find this book. BUT I couldn't actually LOOK inside the book because it was in shrink-wrap. But I figure since readers gave it a high rating, it must be good! This book does have UNIQUE patterns, but none that would cover you, and none I could wear to school without breaking dress code! TRY AGAIN, SISTERS!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    Great job Ladies!

    This book was awesome! I read it and I loved how they authors gave directions of how to makeover the t-shirts. ALSO I liked how they gave personal stories and info about chosing the correct colors for specific seasons to enhance your 'look' Great JOB Carmia and Carman. ps. Love ya cuz!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    T-Shirt Makeovers: 20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions

    Calling all ladies, If you haven't already, you need to go pick up this book. It has so many funky tshirts that make you feel like you can go on the runway. So if you want to look comfortable and chic, go and get it. Hey sistahs, the model with the gorgeous afro with the winter white low cut v-neck and fancy back, I need that shirt and I'm going to make that one first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    T-Shirt Makeovers: 20 Transformations for Fabulous Fashions

    My friends always talk about me because I always have on t-shirts and I always say but they are so comfortable. I like the way the cotton feels against my skin. I'm so excited about this book because I can still wear my t-shirts but look hot at the same time. This is a must buy for all the ladies for a comfy makeover

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2006

    FABOLOUS!

    This book can only be described in one word,HOT HOT HOT! T-Shirt Makeover is for everybody. It is super informative about body styles, fabric, and complimenting looks for all shapes and sizes. Now we finally have a solution for all those old tees that hold sentimental value! Re-vamp them and rock them like they're brand new. Thank you Sistahs!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2006

    FIERCE!!!

    Finally a book that gives specific instructions on how to transform your look into something stylish and innovative!It has a great sense of style and funk I absolutely love it!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2006

    Sistahs' creative style is infectious

    A truly phenomenal book that inspired me to deviate further from the norm. Always looking for distinctive clothes, now I can take it to the next level and make my own :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2006

    This Book is Off the Chain

    T-Shirt Makeovers is an awesome book!!! I have to admit that I did buy the book at first just because I was drawn to the cover -- multi-ethnic, vibrant and full of spunk. I AM NOT A SEWing WOMAN! I AM NOT A ONE WHO KNOWS HER WAY AROUND A NEEDLE AND THREAD, but I have to tell you -- this book made me seem like a little Gucci designer in the making. My fav shirt designs: The Front Athletic Top (not to difficult) and the Kimono Sleeve Tee, slightly more challenging, but worth it! Not only is the book full of creative t-shirt designs but they also have other fashion tips... encouraging every fashionista to be herself no matter how big, small, tall or short. I highly suggest this T-Shirt Makeover book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2006

    Never thought a T-Shirt could be so fabulous!

    This book is incredible! I never thought a T-Shirt could be transformed into so many awesome styles. You get step by step instructions rated by levels from easy to complex. The book is also filled with fashion tips on colors, shapes and styles that best suit your individual personality. Loved it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    Awesome work!!!

    I love these artist! They are really creative and the book gives a tip of what's hot!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 27, 2006

    Work it!

    I love this book. The t-shirt styles are fabulous. I love the chapters on body types and color. So informational! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! This book is a must have for every fashionsita on a budget! Did I say fabulous!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2006

    Wonderful

    This book is great!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2006

    Better than others

    There are a few T-shirt books out there, but this is the best one I've seen. They have body type info, and pictures of actual women in the shirts. Some books only have drawings. I heard about Sistahs of Harlem's cool clothes. I'm sure to be original in one of these shirts.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2006

    WOw...My T-shirts never looked this GOOD!!!

    T-shirt Makeover is an excellent helper to those who wish to customize their wardrobe and keep things fresh. And its nice to create something of your own that you know no one else will have. This book is worth the money spent and I recommened it to all my friends. T-SHIRT MAKEOVER....#1!

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