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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! 

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  • Reply Jessie F. February 17, 2016 at 9:30 am

    So cute!! 

    • Reply anne jacobs February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Thank you.

  • Reply trijnewijn February 17, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Zo goed gevonden! Ik was nog op zoek naar inspiratie, maar dankzij jouw straat/mouw heb ik weer meer ideeën dan tijd om ze te realiseren 😉

    • Reply anne jacobs February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Ik ben heel benieuwd wat het gaat worden… 🙂

  • Reply Stannel February 17, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Oh good idea with the higway sleeve!  My son always drives with his matchbox cars over me…Now he can ride over himself 🙂  I am for all those nice gifts!

    • Reply anne jacobs February 17, 2016 at 10:01 am

      Sounds like he needs one 😉

  • Reply sop.hie.s February 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Very nicely done 🙂 A girl here, so the highway is not really applicable but still love the idea.

    • Reply anne jacobs February 17, 2016 at 10:01 am

      You can Always sew a pink one 😉

  • Reply Patricia Metten February 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

    That little guy is such a lucky boy with a gifted mom!
    That 2 colored cuff is something I need to remember for future projects!

    • Reply anne jacobs February 17, 2016 at 10:02 am

      Haha, I will help you remember 😉

  • Reply Lucy February 17, 2016 at 10:14 am

    I can’t get over how cool this shirt is! You have definitely inspired me.  My boys will love it. 

  • Reply Britta February 17, 2016 at 10:14 am

    Love the different cuffs!

  • Reply Tonia Jeffery February 17, 2016 at 10:19 am

    The road sleeve is such a fun idea!

  • Reply Jordan A. February 17, 2016 at 10:20 am

    Such an adorable idea!

  • Reply Mel February 17, 2016 at 10:26 am

    what a great idea!  

  • Reply Sarah J. February 17, 2016 at 10:28 am

    My little guy would LOVE this– thanks for some great inspiration!

  • Reply Carrie February 17, 2016 at 10:43 am

    What an amazing shirt!! I love Rae’s patterns. I’m currently working on a second toddler backpack.

  • Reply soumya February 17, 2016 at 11:03 am

    This is Awesome! What a cool idea!

  • Reply Alissa February 17, 2016 at 11:14 am

    LOVE the sleeves, what a great idea.

  • Reply Amy February 17, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Ooh so exciting! I love me some knits. 

  • Reply janelle February 17, 2016 at 11:52 am

    This is awesome. Great job Anne. 

  • Reply chrissie February 17, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    what a cute idea!!

  • Reply Laura February 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Very cute shirt!

  • Reply Thao February 17, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    That is such a creatively inspiring idea. I need to try this for my son. 

  • Reply Mindy February 17, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Still not 100% comfortable with knits, but I never will be if I never practice!  Looking forward to all the sewing next week!

  • Reply Maria February 17, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Love this!  So creative.

  • Reply Liesbet R February 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Nice idea!

  • Reply Greer February 17, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Love the yellow accents. Great composition and fit. Looks like I might need the flashback tee for my lil guy!

  • Reply Ruth Stark February 17, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    I love the driving stripe down the sleeve! So ingenious! Hope I might snag the giveaway!

  • Reply Mizu February 17, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I love such creative ideas translated beautifully into everyday clothing! So cool.

  • Reply Sameeha February 17, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Very clever and love your idea!!!

  • Reply Christine chin February 17, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Love the highway up a sleeve, so simple and effective. Also love made by Rae patterns, I’m addicted to her big butt baby pants for my 10 month old!

  • Reply Rebekah February 17, 2016 at 8:55 pm

    How fun! I have 3 boys who I’m sure would all love a car tee! 

  • Reply Jenn February 17, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    I only have one made by Rae pattern ( Washington dress) but I love it! I would to try out some of her patterns for the kiddos! Cute cat shirt!

  • Reply Rachel February 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    You can’t beat Made by Rae’s patterns!

  • Reply melissa evans of mahlicadesigns February 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    The highway sleeve is so fun and the red and green cuff is very unexpected.

  • Reply sorahart February 17, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    Such a creative take on a t-shirt.  My kids are outgrowing the smaller size range of the Flashback skinny tee, so it would be awesome to try out the bigher kid size range!

  • Reply mel pi February 17, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    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!

  • Reply Dawn February 17, 2016 at 10:07 pm

    I love the shirt. I am already planning one for each of my grandsons!

  • Reply sarah watkins February 18, 2016 at 1:17 am

    looks great. so simple yet so effective.

  • Reply Laura February 18, 2016 at 1:46 am

    Fun shirt!

  • Reply Pecia February 18, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Great shirt and a lovely way to make something special for a boy. A truly fab top!

  • Reply charlottepb February 18, 2016 at 5:08 am

    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.

  • Reply Alison February 18, 2016 at 5:55 am

    What a great idea! My car-obsessed son would love this!

  • Reply Andrea February 18, 2016 at 7:09 am

    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!!!

  • Reply Tatiana Madsen February 18, 2016 at 7:33 am

    so creative! 

  • Reply Corey Dunn February 18, 2016 at 7:48 am

    I cannot wait for KCW this season! Yay!

  • Reply Sofie Valentin February 18, 2016 at 7:53 am

    What a great road-tee. I would definitely love to win patterns as well as amazing fabric.

  • Reply Kim February 18, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Love this top! What a great and fun idea. Maybe it would entertain a boy at a restaurant? So cute.
    Also – love Imgaine Gnats and adore Made-by-Rae. Good stuff!

  • Reply Meritxell February 18, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Thanks for the chance! Waiting for the next week

  • Reply Catjana Michielsens February 18, 2016 at 9:40 am

    Wauw! Such a good idea, how do you keep coming up with these things xD

  • Reply Roxanne February 18, 2016 at 10:22 am

    That is one heck of a sleeve idea. Very creative!

  • Reply Shawna February 18, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    Can’t wait to see what everyone makes next week!

  • Reply Jess February 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I use the Flashback Skinny T as a slower for almost all of my daughter’s shirts. Love the car theme!

  • Reply kim t. February 18, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    thank you!

  • Reply Amy Reinagel February 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

    Ha ha, my boys always drove their cars up OUR arms. I would make a shirt like this for Daddy to wear 😉

  • Reply Tenille February 18, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I love that t-shirt, I think I might have to do one for my little man.

  • Reply Jenny February 18, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    That is such a great idea! I’m thinking I’ll do some pants with a road tuxedo stripe down the side. I can see those going over REALLY well at my house ; )

  • Reply Heather Feather February 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    I’d love to win!
    And I love seeing some good sewing for boys! It’s always so inspiring to me!

  • Reply Nathalie V February 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    great job on the T-shirt!

  • Reply Kristi February 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    What a good giveaway. how is it possible I’ve never made a flash back tee?

  • Reply Valeria Ciganda Sanz February 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    Very beautiful tshirt. I can imagine my son playing with his arm allll day

  • Reply Mary Ann February 18, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    Awesome shirt!  The paint marker worked great on the sleeves!

  • Reply Karen February 18, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    My 4 year old would absolutely love this, what a great idea.

  • Reply JessZ February 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm

    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. 🙂 

  • Reply Cameron February 18, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    What a fantastic shirt! Love Made by Rae patterns!

  • Reply Rebecca February 18, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    That is such an awesome shirt! My boys would love it if I made them something like that!

  • Reply Emily February 18, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    Love it! 

  • Reply Darcy February 18, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    We’ve made many Geranium dresses in this house, but I’d love to have some more patterns I could use for both my girl and boy. And I am in LOVE with this shirt!

  • Reply Dana February 18, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    So fun!! And of course I’d die for that pattern combo. Have been eyeing for a while. AND fabric?! Yes please. 🙂

  • Reply Molly February 18, 2016 at 7:43 pm

    I love Made by Rae (and knit fabrics)! Thanks!

  • Reply fenna February 18, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    love love that shirt! So creative, Anne!

  • Reply Ellen February 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I would love to experiment with knits!

  • Reply Melyana Lai February 18, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    MadeByRae patterns sewn with Imagine Gnats’ fabrics are the best combination! Love both shops

  • Reply Tami February 18, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Cutest little boy shirt ever! So fun!

  • Reply Ann February 19, 2016 at 12:30 am

    This shirt is a great take on the KCW toy theme. I love it!

  • Reply Katja Klarenbeek-Knopperts February 19, 2016 at 12:38 am

    Wow those sleeves are such a good idea! 

  • Reply Carina Bronkhorst February 19, 2016 at 2:14 am

    My son would love a shirt like this,  winter is coming soon, might add this to the list of KCW projects, thanks for the idea!

  • Reply Judy February 19, 2016 at 2:34 am

    Yay knits! So comfy and easy to sew on my new machine.

  • Reply Holly February 19, 2016 at 6:50 am

    Such a fun idea! Thanks for this and for the giveaway!

  • Reply Sarah R February 19, 2016 at 9:29 am

    Love this idea! Great looking shirt!

  • Reply Becky February 19, 2016 at 10:04 am

    I have always wanted to try out the parsley pants. What a great way to use the flashback skinny tee sleeves to accentuate a theme! I love this idea!

  • Reply Littlewren February 19, 2016 at 12:37 pm

    It isn’t easy for me to be inspired by boy’s clothing but this really is perfectly playful and cute! 

  • Reply Michelle Fuller February 19, 2016 at 12:56 pm

    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.

  • Reply Sarah February 19, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    My little guy would love a shirt just like this! Might have to copy! 

  • Reply Meghan February 19, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Love the sleeves. Such a great idea!

  • Reply Claire Ross February 19, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    What an inspired design idea. Love it x

  • Reply Molly February 19, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    I love made by Rae patterns!! Would love to have these 2 for my boy :). Thanks!

  • Reply Charity February 19, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    What an incredibly creative shirt!

  • Reply Jessica J February 19, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Those stop light cuffs are great! 

  • Reply Holly B February 19, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    That shirt! My son would never take it off.

  • Reply Rachel Huber February 19, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    How fun for little boys!! I have three of them, and they’d all love a car shirt!!

  • Reply Jenn H February 19, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    gosh my son would love that shirt!! and those are 2 of my favorite shops! fingers crossed!

  • Reply Marisa February 19, 2016 at 11:58 pm

    What a clever sleeve idea. Love the giveaway prize too!

  • Reply Crystal February 20, 2016 at 7:59 am

    This is such a fun idea, my two year old would love a shirt like this!

  • Reply Diario de naii February 20, 2016 at 8:48 am

    Just love the tshirt!!! Such a inspiration! ! 

  • Reply Marie Roy February 20, 2016 at 11:59 am

    Great idea for a boy!

  • Reply Katie February 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    The flashback skinny t is a great pattern.

  • Reply Kayla February 20, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    I couldn’t imagine how toys could be applicable to clothing until these posts.  Thanks!

  • Reply Jackie F February 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    Boy patterns! I need to sew *something* for my boy. 

  • Reply Bianca February 20, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    I never thought of using the sleeves for designs! Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

  • Reply Crystal Rose February 21, 2016 at 12:19 am

    What a clever shirt!

  • Reply Jojo February 21, 2016 at 3:41 am

    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.

  • Reply Marissa February 21, 2016 at 11:01 am

    Love the idea that kids can play with their everyday clothes!

  • Reply MC Blackburn February 21, 2016 at 11:23 am

    So clever!

  • Reply Loula February 21, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    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!

  • Reply Nicole Stephen February 21, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I loooove Made by Rae patterns!

  • Reply Toya February 21, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Lovely idea – my youngest daughter would love this!

  • Reply ornella February 21, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    Great idea for a little boy!

  • Reply Elena February 21, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    Sweet! I love the idea!

  • Reply Kandace February 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Love these!

  • Reply Amanda February 21, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Cute shirt and what a great giveaway!

  • Reply Jupo February 21, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    My son would love that shirt!  And I’d love to win the Flashback Skinny Tee pattern…

  • Reply Kat February 21, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I’ve got a very active guy over here, thanks for the chance to win patterns that will move with him. 

  • Reply Celeste February 22, 2016 at 3:07 am

    Love those sleeves!

  • Reply Boevenbende February 22, 2016 at 3:23 am

    I totally understand why that is his favourite shirt!

  • Reply Elsa February 22, 2016 at 3:39 am

    Clever idea for a fun tee!

  • Reply Flavia February 22, 2016 at 5:25 am

    The Imagine Gnats shop has the cutest fabrics, this is so cute!

  • Reply Miet Aertsen February 22, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Supergrappig T-shirt, heel leuk, gevonden en uitgevoerd! En oh, die prachtige stofjes, vooral die navy streepjes steken mijn ogen uit!

  • Reply Tara K February 22, 2016 at 8:56 am

    One of my favorite patterns! I love the creativity you put into this shirt, I’m very inspired to make one for my son!

  • Reply Brooke February 22, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Very cool!

  • Reply neli February 22, 2016 at 11:48 am

    Hola, espero poder participar del sorteo, creo haberlo entendido bien, ya que use el traductor de google…gracias por estos sorteos…

  • Reply April February 22, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    What a cute idea!

  • Reply Tracey Bell February 22, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    I would love to try a made by rae pattern!

  • Reply Rineke February 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    O, yes please! Would love this pattern and some of that wonderful fabric <3!

  • Reply Teresa February 22, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Clever idea and hours of fun!

  • Reply Alicja Wigglesworth February 22, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    I love this combo and the racecar shirt is super cute! Who says sewing for boys can’t be fun?

  • Reply Meredith February 22, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Love it! I am trying to sew more than just button down shirts for my son. 

  • Reply auschick in va February 22, 2016 at 9:27 pm

    I’d love to win this!

  • Reply Kerry February 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    I love made by rae.  So many great patterns.

  • Reply Estelle February 23, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Wat ‘n oulike hemp! Such a cool top. Would love to win Rae’s Flashback tee pattern.

  • Reply Ana February 23, 2016 at 3:27 am

    A really funny t-shirt!

  • Reply Marjolein February 23, 2016 at 5:54 am

    The shirt! I like it, it’s so fun. I would absolutely love to win the patterns… 

  • Reply Shawna February 23, 2016 at 6:52 am


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