As much as I love sewing tiny dresses, my very active little girl needed some more items in the way of summer basics suitable for playing in the dirt and sitting on sidewalk chalk and generally being a toddler. So I made my first of what shall certainly be many Flashback Skinny Tees. It’s a great basic – I’ve already got a second one cut out and at least two more variations planned in my brain.
For this first go-around, I sewed it exactly to the pattern specifications (except for the short sleeves) in the 18-24 month size for my tall almost-15 month old. For the next go around I’ll to drop the front neck a bit to make it a bit easier to pull it over LMC’s head, but other than that, I’ve no complaints. The shirt is made in a 100% cotton sun-protective fabric from Rockywoods, which feels like a very substantive interlock. It was a breeze to work with, but it’s definitively a thick knit. This is a sturdy and not a breezy tee. I imagine, that the fit will look a bit different in a regular jersey. That said, I’m hoping I have enough of this white leftover to make myself a tee from it, because fair-skinned mamas need sun-protection too.
While I’d make a plain white tee for myself, I thought LMC’s needed to be a little more fun, so after surveying my collection of camp-themed Dear Charlotte stencils leftover from Ms. Maggie’s baby shower, I came up with the s’more idea. I could have been a little straighter with the lettering, but all in all it turned out nicely. It’s only been washed once thus far, so we’ll see how it holds up over the long run, but I imagine it’ll be fine for the length of time kid clothes last before they’re outgrown.