A few weeks ago I had a busy weekend full of fun and quick sewing with knits. I managed to make two teeshirts back to back from the flashback skinny tee pattern from Made by Rae.
The first one to be made was this in size 5T with length extended by 2″ throughout.
N loves this fabric. My sister bought it for her from Sahni Fabrics (Nehru Place, Delhi) a while ago and I made a frock out of it right away. But then recently it got a torn which was kind of unrepairable and N has been pestering me ever since that I make something for her out of the leftovers. I had just the right amount left for a t-shirt and so this became my first attempt at the famed “skinny tee.”
Alas, N nor I was too happy about the fit. She complained that it was too tight at the elbows and upper arms, and I was, well, just not too taken by how it looked. So enter pink.
Same size but I widened the upper arm part through the elbow by a scant 1/8″ and look at the effect.
I am still not happy. 😦 But she is. 🙂 And that too for exactly the same reasons!
I don’t think I meant for it to be slouchy. Of course she loves exactly that “falling off my shoulder-almost covering half of my palms” look. And my hemming is at an all time low, but of course she doesn’t care for that.
I am thinking that the fabric has made all the difference. The pink and black knits both had an almost 40% stretch and they are old recycled teeshirts. Comfy and nice, but not exactly the skinny flash back tee I was envisioning.
Still happy to have made these. The brown one is getting plenty of wear despite initial protests and its just the thing she needs for school on cold days.
Oh and I almost forgot, I have one more thing to show. And this is my favourite…
I have been meaning to make these yoga pants for the entire year and I am so very glad that this pattern has finally seen the light of day.
(Apologies for the crumpled look and water stains on the front. Hands were wiped on pants before I could say “No-no-no! Photo shoot!”)
The pattern comes from the all time trustworthy Oliver+S. I made them in size 6 with 2″ length extended. But as you can see they barely make it to her ankles. It means I suppose that he legs are longer than her torso, something to keep in mind for the many many yoga pants that I am dreaming of for the future.
Yes! We both love them so much!
Here is one final photo of her in the cold.
Incidentally, that’s the fit I want for the aforementioned skinny tees, but this one is from a shop and not made by me.
In any case, I see many more knit pants and teeshirts in our future. So I shall keep trying.
Thanks for stopping by! I have only one more thing to show from my backlog now so I will be back again soon.