KCWC Day 2 Skinny Tee Remix

It’s here! Kid’s Clothing Week is a seasonal challenge that pops up 4 times a year. The premise is really simple. You’ll spend 1 hour a day for a week sewing children’s clothes. Put in place to get you revved up, back at the sewing machine and sewing for the season you’re entering into.

I love watching the featured projects and flickr pool- really great stuff out there! Life has been pretty busy around here so we’re going into the week a little less organized then in the past. Nothing is cut, traced, or pinned and ready to go. Donna might save the week, she started her sewing a little early so we could have time to get her projects on the kids. Lets see what happens, it will be exciting! Donna is up first…

Sewing with Knits

Today I pulled a knit out of my closet that I have had probably going on 20 years.  I should not admit that to anyone,  but those of you out there with stash understand.  The other thing in my corner, is that I managed a fabric store for several years.  I managed to amass quite a bit of fabric. For which I am greatful now.  This is another reason I tend to purchase larger cuts, when I do buy fabric.  You never know when something may come in handy.  We should be sewing for the upcoming spring and summer, but this year it is difficult to get past winter.  Just when we think perhaps we have turned the corner, there appears several more inches of snow.  I really can’t complain, Rachel has had it much worse in Minnesota than we have had in Wisconsin.  I decided to dress up the Throwback Skinny T and add a skirt.

flasback tee remix

Ms M does love her dresses (I think her mom likes dressing her in them as well).  I simply put the Tee together as directed and added a circle skirt!  This will allow her to twirl and dance and Ms M LOVES to dance.


Adding the Rib

I used some left over hot pink rib for the cuff and neck.  I used my walking foot to sew this.  It is a rather new discovery for me and I love the ease in which it sews knits, especially the rib.   The nice thing about sewing with this pattern is that we know it fits, and I can sew it up in Wisconsin and mail it to MN and be assured that the fit will work.  Ms M is just a waif, so this skinny tee works well for her.   I left the sleeves long, because we will be in transition for a while, and I know she will be able to wear this next fall/winter with leggings.

flasback tee remix


Stay tuned later in the week, I have plans for a slightly different take on this very versatile pattern.  If the Throwback Skinny Tee is not in your toolbox, you need to add it!

Happy Sewing,

Rachel and Donna

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  • Cindy April 23, 2013, 9:47 am

    Adding a circle skirt to the top is a great idea! Nothing better than a comfy dress that has lots of twirl to it.:)

  • Amy Mayen April 23, 2013, 10:14 am

    Great project! Ill check out the pattern. I’m tired of the weather flip flopping too..shorts yesterday, sweaters & rain boots today..

  • PJ April 24, 2013, 4:14 pm

    I would never think to adapt one of my throwback tees for a kid. Great use of old stuff.

  • kilee April 24, 2013, 4:20 pm

    You would never know that knit is that old! I love the tiny flowers and the dress fits her like a glove. Great work! Thanks for linking up!


  • Ajaire April 24, 2013, 10:43 pm

    Why do I still not have this pattern? Everything I see made based on it is lovely. And a perfect fit. You did a great job pairing it with a circle skirt. Can’t wait to see what’s next 🙂

  • MammaNene April 25, 2013, 1:44 pm

    I love both the pattern remix AND the hot pink rib!
    Happy sewing for the remaining 4 KCW’s days 🙂
    I’m sewing too but I still have to take pics and write posts – time’s running tick-tack-tick-tack


  • Pam April 26, 2013, 4:49 am

    I love how you’ve added the circle skirt to the tee!!!

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