SLEEVE DRIVING & a giveaway

Hi Everyone, it’s Anne again from Sofilantjes. I was asked to sew something up to inspire you. Hopefully I can.

Flashback Sinny Tee- Toys theme.

The last post I wrote was more about girls than boys, so I though this time I will make it all about the boy, my big Hero. For my inspiration post I was allowed to choose a pattern from Made by Rae.  If you did not check out her pattern shop, it is a must. She has some beautiful patterns. Plus a great blog to follow. I choose the Flashback Skinny Tee for my skinny almost 6 yo and she was so lovely to send me the Parsley Pants too, in case I wanted to sew it later on. So sweet!

Flashback skinny tee-Toys

I sewed up a size 6 with a little extra length. My son is the perfect size 6 in chest according to the size chart. It fits him beautiful and skinny, just like it should. I gave my son a cars shirt with his own road, traffic light and a car! If only I had a car like that….

The road is made by cutting a strip of black knit fabric and adding yellow stripes with a (paint)fabric marker. I sewed it on top of the sleeve with my coverstitch. The car is an iron-on I once received with a fabric order from Joyfits. The two-tone cuff is a hack of the normal 2″ cuff in the pattern. Looks easy right?! I am sure you can do even better than me.

Toys theme Collage

It’s save to say that he really loves this shirt. He wants to wear it again tomorrow. Thank you Rae for a great pattern and sponsoring this winter edition of Kids Clothes week.


Comment on this post to win the classic Made by Rae pattern combo, the Flashback Tee and Parsley Pants, as well as one yard of knit fabric from Imagine Gnats. Rachael has such a fantastic variety of knits in her shop that you could make a flashback tee out of each one of them and they would all be awesome! Here are a few that caught my eye. They would all look fabulous with a 2-color cuff, a technique I’m now itching to try out!! 


1. avantguard: chalk on charcoal in knit 2. cotton/lycra jersey in navy stripes 3. artisan: intertwill patience in knit 4. organic interlock knit: spots in navy 

Enter by Tuesday Feb 23. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive 2 digital patterns from Made by Rae and 1 yard of knit fabric from Imagine Gnats. THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED! 

made by rae & imagine gnats giveaway on kcw


Good luck and Happy KCW! 

This article has 134 comments

  1. mel pi

    I love a fun theme shirt. The road sleeve especially… For as long as I’ve sewn, I’ve always just been a “wing it” type person (for better or worse) – but recently managed to use a pattern from start to finish and surprised myself by loving it. Winning a few more to add to arsenal would be delightful!

  2. charlottepb

    What a wonderful top, any young man would love it! In fact my older man hubby would rather like it too 😉
    Made by Rae patterns are so lovely, although I haven’t made up any children s I would really love to give it a go!
    Thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Andrea

    What an awesome shirt! I love how it’s playful and stylish at the same time. I bet I would have overdone it with more applique – I will keep this one in mind with future projects 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  4. JessZ

    Clever! My little girl loves cars and trains, so I bought some of the “Wheels 2” collection by Riley Blake and made her a dress with it. It’s fun to watch her roll a little car all over it throughout theday. 🙂 

  5. Michelle Fuller

    Those pants look great. I love elastic waist for my son. He’s just turned three and we are still working on potty training, so we sometimes have him in pull ups if we go anywhere far. The problem is my 3 year old wears size 4t and sometimes 5t pants, so the makers leave no room for diapers. Needless to say I have been making him pants for the last couple of months so he isn’t telling me “pants too tight Momma”. Would love to try these ones.

  6. Jojo

    My little one would love a race track/road on his top. It’ll also keep him busy whilst we’re out and about, all I need to do is add a toy car and he’ll have hours of distraction.

    I’d love to win this pattern, great that it’s a top and trousers.

  7. Loula

    The Parsley Pants would make a pretty fine pattern for my dinosaur fabric – planning to sew up 2 pairs during Kids Clothes Week for my twin boys! And I love your use of the road along the arm of that t-shirt, very cool!

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