All of these shirts were made using Rae's Flashback Tee Pattern (in size 3T... sort of).
The first couple of t-shirts I made for Olivia (a while ago) from this pattern were just a little wider than I wanted them, so I decided to try and slim the pattern up a little, which was, in retrospect, a bad idea. Haha. Apparently I've already forgotten everything I ever learned in my college sewing classes about how to alter patterns because my first two attempts (the train shirt and that dumb brown shirt) had neck holes that were too small. Boo.
I tried the train shirt on her and it was hard to get over her head, but it seemed like maybe the maiden voyage over her head stretched the neck hole out enough that it'll be doable. I guess we'll see.
Unfortunately, I had already cut out the pieces for that dumb brown shirt before I tried the train shirt on her, so I opted to just sew it up anyway and then cut a small slit in the neck so her
In case you're wondering, those weird extra things on that dumb brown shirt are hearts that I just sewed down the middle. I've done that before and it was really cute. ... Yeah, not feelin' it this time.
Probably my least favorite thing about this shirt is that light-ish brown thread I ended up sewing with. I'm all for contrasting threads and whatnot, but this thread just plain clashed. Oh well, at least now she'll have a pajama shirt that actually covers her little belly.
My favorite part is probably this sweet little cloud on the back. I don't know why I love it so much, but I really do. It's just fun to watch her running around playing and see that sweet little cloud winking back at me.
I also added a little sleeve tag on this shirt. It doesn't really serve any purpose, but I like it. I am also kind of deeply in love with the white ribbing on this little t-shirt. It's so stretchy and soft and it ties the whole funky look together.
The rainbow, cloud, and tags on this shirt are all just stitched on using a regular straight stitch on the machine. Easy peasy, but if you decide to try it, just know that it's usually better to take it slow and use the hand wheel.
I also did a bit of detail (straight) stitching across the shoulders. Partly for show and partly to keep the seam allowance back there where I want it.
I finished it up last night and when I showed it to her this morning she got super happy and wanted to wear it right away. Score.
She loves the cloud just as much as I do, by the way. After I did her hair this morning she kept trying to turn her body so she could see the cloud in the mirror. :)
Here she is admiring her sweet new threads.
We added some cute piggy tale buns, a couple of "vintage" clips left over from my childhood, and a favorite pair of cherry flip flops.
Now she's all bright and cheery from her head to her toes. :)
Three shirts down! How many more to go?