Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Two Skinny Flashback Tees

As part of a sew-a-long with the lovely Amanda, I recently made a couple of Rae's Flashback Skinny Tees for the kids.  Amanda has already finished and posted her Star Trek effort - which I love, though I think she considers it kind of like a muslin...

So here are mine:

Man they look like criminals in this one...

Did you spot the deliberate error?  Yes, the only pictures I have of the kids in their tops so far is before I finished the necks and sleeves and hems.  To be honest, you get the idea.  And actually, I am kind of digging the boat neck vibe that Marcus has going on and I might make a wider, shallower neck version of this at some point as a result :)

Here are the finished ones: 


This is a Michael Miller stretch from fabric.com.  It is kind of firmer than a jersey knit and I quite like that it gives the top a smarter look.


This is Marcus' tee once finished.  A striped jersey, again from fabric.com.  I love the way the neckline looks in the stripes.  I was going to add a patch pocket to this in the opposite direction or diagonal to the stripe, but then I vagued out and forgot.  I will add one to the next version I think :)

The pattern has various variations (such an awesome sentence..) including cuffs versus hems, several different necklines etc.  I hemmed both rather than cuffing the sleeves, but tried two different necklines:

For Marcus, I did the standard option:


 And I don't like it.  I may have executed it poorly, but it looks messy and it seems like he would find it a bit uncomfortable as there is jaggedyness in there (totally technical term).

For Issy; the bound neckline:


 which by comparison, I love.  It seems like it might take longer but I am not sure it did, as you don't have to finish the seam inside and I think the difference might be taking twelve minutes instead of ten (or whatever), which is totally worth it.

So- I like the pattern and have my pinterest eye on various variations (my favourite new expression) which I plan to tackle as part of Kids Clothes Week.  I imagine I will make many more of these, especially as this is a pattern which goes to bigger sizes.

1 comment:

  1. Damn cutest little criminals I have ever seen. I sure hope they are not guilty.

    Your fabric is SO much better than my star trek version...which is most definitely a muslin in my eyes.

    Sorry I beat you to the post....what can I say, Im just so productive these days LOL.

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