Skip to main content

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.

Comments

  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.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Top 5 - Hits of 2017!

Joining in with Gillian at Crafting a Rainbow to post a couple of reflective posts for 2017.

2017 was a funny sewing year for me - I pretty much didn't blog at all, and what I made was mostly pattern tests.  I think that reflects what felt like the busiest year yet and am trying not to beat myself up about all the stuff I didn't make that I wanted to!

2018 is hopefully going to be more considered making, especially as I have signed up for the Goodbye Valentino RTW Fast!  No clothes shopping for me...argh!

Without further ado - here are the garments I think were my five "hits" of 2017:

1.  Reece Shift Dress (Sinclair Patterns)


I LOVE this dress.  I don't like wearing dresses but wear this to work all the time.  It makes me feel smart and professional (even though it needs a press in the second picture!) and is really well suited to the Sydney climate.

As someone who recently swore off making dresses to try and find myself a true TNT, I might sneak in another versi…

Dumb and Dumber - or how not to make a Washi Dress...

[Note that I believe all the dumbness in this post is to do with my newbie status as pattern adjuster, some carelessness, some overconfidence and some just plain idiotic moves - not the Washi pattern!  I found the pattern itself really easy to follow and sew; and if you don't totally screw it up then it's quick to sew too!]

So like everyone else that moves, I really liked the look of the Washi dress / tunic.  I bought the pattern and then ummed and ahhed about the FBA part.

Dumbness #1:
Clearly, I have to accept that I always require an FBA.  Why would I think otherwise?  I guess partly it was the measurements on the pattern; but the advice was clear and for my circumstances, an FBA was needed.  So here is attempt 1 - it was supposed to be a muslin and then I started loving the fabric was gutted when it didn't fit.

Dumbness #2:
Making a muslin out of a fabric I liked, then being crapped off when it didn't fit.


Mmmmm squeezy!

Happily my friend Danika selflessly stepped…

Named Astrid Wrap Shorts - Pattern Test

I absolutely love the new collection from Named called Royals.  I was lucky to have the opportunity to test the Astrid Wrap Shorts, which is a two in one pattern of either shorts or full length wide legged pants.

Here are the versions on the Named site:


The pattern was clear and easy to follow.  The only tricky part was ensuring the place where the wrap starts is nice and neat.

I made my version out of some cream herringbone linen I bought in Tessuti Melbourne several years ago:

And here is the front:


back:


and side, where the tie is:


I love these shorts.  I am not sure the plain linen is the best fabric to use for visual impact, but they are super comfortable and a good weight for Sydney.

I did have a sizing issue in that they turned out quite a bit larger than expected, which means I need to pull the tie tighter and makes it look messy.  As this was a pattern test I would not take this as necessarily true of the released pattern, and I will confess that I haven't checked the fin…