Rae of Made by Rae has just released her Flashback Skinny Tee in a larger size range (6-14).
I love it when pattern makers don't forget about the older kids. My two big kids still let me sew for them but the pattern choices start to get a little limited the older they get. Granted, I don't have quite as much creative freedom as I do with the little girls but they are still willing to wear what I make. And t-shirts are always welcome!
I happened to be on Facebook when Rae put a call out for testers. So, while you might have thought I wasn't sewing that much in the last month...I really was busy at the machine.
This was an early attempt for P in a size 11/12. I finally found a use for the guitar print.:) As he's not so much into all over prints, this has become a pajama top. I like that the sleeve length is nice and long. A lot of times, I have to add additional length to long sleeve shirt patterns. It's a lot easier to hem a sleeve shorter than it is to try and make them longer after you've already sewn the shirt up.
Our instructions as testers for the first round was to sew up our child's age. K's first shirt was a size 13/14.
It was a little loose on her. She's hard to fit as she's tall and thin with broad shoulders. So for her, I needed to go by her chest measurement instead of her age.
Surprise, Surprise, the shirt fits me!
If only I had made it out of a solid fabric.;)
There was also another shirt I had sewn for P out of a Chez Ami jersey. However, the fabric didn't have a lot of stretch and P complained that it was too tight.
I had K try it on...
...and the fit was fine on her. But she won't wear it as it's too "boyish" for her. If a certain JustmeJay thinks her boys would wear it, I'd be happy to post it to her.
I played around with the pattern and some Roxy knits I purchased from Girl Charlee and made K the above shirt. That one is a 9/10 in size.
The shirt making did not stop there. Round 2...
If you're interested in purchasing a Flashback Skinny Tee for Big Kids pattern for yourself, head on over to HERE. The pattern is for sizes 6-14 (woo hoo!). And if you don't have a Big Kid quite yet, the original Flashback Skinny Tee in sizes 12 months to 5T is also available as a download.
Thank you P for still letting your ol' mom sew for you