I can see why the Flashback Skinny Tee is such a popular sewing pattern for kids–it’s an easy pattern to follow, it’s a quick project (2 shirts in 3 days! I am slow because of my Pinterest addiction…) and it uses very little fabric. (I blogged about the fabric here.) The finished tees are super comfortable and look freaking cute on Froo & Boo.
After decorating the Christmas tree, I found one box of lights that I didn’t use. So I thought it would help Froo & Boo to focus on the camera if they had something to play with.
Then inevitably, something goes awry.
So we moved over to the blank wall and tried again.
I especially LOVE how Boo’s tee turned out. I made it in size 2 and given that it’s a stretch knit, it fits him perfectly. After a trip through the washing machine, the fabric came out really soft. It was easy to sew through and it matches the navy blue ribbing. I tried to match the stripes at the sleeves, but as it turns out, you have to match the stripes at the armpits, not the shoulders. Oops. I sewed on a little whale applique that I had leftover from the Christmas present I made for Boo last year.
I used a tutorial from the purl bee to make Boo and my nephew a hooded towel. I am obsessed with the free iPhone app, LINE camera–it adds effects and graphics to photos that are really fun. There are so many options for customization!
The fabric for Froo’s tee is a poly-cotton blend and difficult to sew. My sewing machine kept eating the fabric at the beginning stitches, so I had to start about a 1/4 inch down the edge of my fabric. I added a cuff to the bottom of the shirt because I wanted it to look more like a sweatshirt than a pajama top. I took a gamble on the size and went up to size 5, but I should have made it in size 4, since the cuff adds another 2 inches to the hem. It’s a little long and not quite “skinny” enough, but Froo says she loves it nonetheless.
Here they are on their own:
I am already planning a couple more Flashback Skinny Tees! They are so awesome. I usually find it hard to reuse a pattern, but I can see this one being used for a very long time. Even the hubs asked if I could make him one in his size!