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 it short-sleeved because there wasn’t enough fabric in the tank to make long sleeves. Which really just amounts to cutting the sleeve pattern off about an inch or two below the armpit.
Instructions for this “bound” neck finish are included in the pattern.
Here’s another version with the unfinished, curled-up hem; I used a 1.5″ wide neckband here so it came out pretty narrow:
And another one for Elliot with a serged neckband (instructions for this style neck finish are also included in the pattern). Again this neckband was 1.5″ wide instead of the 2″ the pattern calls for to make it nice and skinny.
This is his “I’m going to destroy you with my Fisher Price golf club” look. Be scared.
Here’s another shot of the two alternate neck finishes included in the pattern. Both take a bit more time than the default neck finish, but they provide different looks. I love having options. And truly, this is probably the number one reason why my patterns always take way longer than I plan for; I’m always throwing extra options in to make them more customize-able.
Sometimes it can be hard to find interesting knit fabric, but if you put two stripes together, I think it looks pretty cool!
Why wouldn’t you wear these with bright green pants?