This week is Kids Clothes Week so despite the fact that we moved to a new house a couple days ago, I wanted to post at least a couple of the things I finished up for Clementine last week, this pink Flashback Tee and a twirly skirt with pockets:
Truth be told, I am unsure of whether I should participate in KCW anymore — the challenge seems more appropriate for the stay-at-home mama who needs to scrape together an hour each night to sew by the light of Netflix to get some cool stuff made for her kids than me, who feels like a total poser with my fancy pants sewing studio and my work hours during which I could…
The Flashback Tee is proving to be one of (if not THE) most versatile pattern I’ve got in my arsenal…it’s so easy to mix up and change around (with minimal fussiness) that I decided it was about time I made it into a dress. And actually, this was a couple months ago, so it ended up being one of Clementine’s Christmas dresses (I’m a bit behind on my blogging if you really must know). Now I realize that a knit whale dress is perhaps a bit casual for big occasions but I’ve never really been one to pull out the tulle and satin for Christmas or Easter, so it didn’t really matter. Do you dress your kids up big-time? See, I probably would…
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On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….seven swans a-swimming, six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!
….and Rae gave to me a Flashback Skinny Tee for Big Kids sewing pattern! Today’s giveaway is just for the “Big Kid” pattern PDF, which includes sizes 6-14.
I love how the kids in these pictures really seem to be embracing their new tees! It’s such fun to be able to sew completely one-of-a-kind pieces and let kids choose the fabric they want to wear.
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On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….six geese a-laying, five golden rings, four colly birds, three French hens, two turtle doves and a partridge in a pear tree!
….and Rae gave to me a Flashback Skinny Tee Pattern! Today’s giveaway is for the 12 month – 5T size (You can probably guess without thinking too hard what tomorrow’s giveaway will be!).
This is a go-to pattern on so many levels. Not only is it a great way to practice sewing with knit fabrics; it’s proven to be even more versatile than what I imagined. You’ve made it into pj’s,…
Some of you have let your imaginations run wild with amazing modifications, like this pink hoodie blogged by beginwithb.
Look at this adorable dress!!! Notes from Monica are here.
It’s great to see all these kiddos romping around in their hand-made tees!
This week, as part of my personal countdown to KCWC, I’m throwing pictures at the blog of things I’ve made for the kids this year that never got blogged. It’s my own little challenge, to try and “clean out the virtual closet” before I go and make more clothes for them next week. I’ll even show you some of the new kids patterns I’ve been working on. Fun Fun!
Last week when I posted the Puff Sleeve Tutorial for the Flashback Tee, I gave you a sneak peak at this striped tee and showed how to add the puff sleeve. Here’s a few more pictures:
I used elastic shirring to gather the end of the sleeve, just one…
Want an easy way to “girl up” your Flashback Tees? How about a puff sleeve? It’s so easy, it’s crazy. Here’s what I’m talking about:
(she’s wearing a basic rectangle skirt that we sewed together, by the way…I put the elastic in and did all the pressing, but she sewed the side seam, the elastic casing, and the hem, with my help of course. It’s a nice quick project to sew with your kid!)
I made this tee with my Flashback Skinny Tee pattern but you can do this with any sleeve really. Here’s a quick how-to:
First, cut your sleeve pieces, but move the sleeve pattern piece at least 1″ away from the fold, keeping the edge parallel to the fold (this…
I am so excited to announce that we have finished working on the Flashback Skinny Tee for Big Kids, sizes 6-14. Yaaaaaay! *Kermit arms*
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Just like my Flashback Skinny Tee sizes 12 mo-5T, except this time in larger sizes for big kids! The sizes included are meant to fit most boys and girls through…
In the process of getting the fit right on the Flashback skinny tee pattern, I made a whole bunch of new tees for the kids. As in, they have skinny tees coming out of their ears now. Here’s a sampling for your perusal:
A little light blue flowered one for C. After this one I adjusted the neckband length (too long!) and the sleeve length (too short!) for the final version of the pattern.
This version was made from an Old Navy tank top I used to wear that was kind of blah:
The fabric is a really lightweight jersey, so I just left the sleeves and hem unfinished and it curled up really nicely. As you can plainly see I also made…
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