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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! 

KCW: scavenger hunt!

scavenger hunt: imagine gnats

Have you been enjoying scavenger hunt week? There are only two more hunts to go on, then it’ll be time to stop playing games and get down to serious KCW business:) Today’s featured shop is a fan favorite, Imagine Gnats. Rachael not only runs this successful online fabric store, but also has a popular blog, and makes patterns in her “spare time” (whenever that is!).

imagine gnats giveaway on KCW

1. cute logo! 2. french terry stripes 3. french terry eggplant 4. camouflage jersey knit 

There is a lot of great fabric to be found in Rachael’s shop. She recently got a big shipment of french terry, which if you haven’t worked with before you are in for a real treat! French Terry is a knit fabric that is heavier than a t-shirt, but lighter than a sweatshirt. It has a good amount of stretch which makes it super comfy. The best thing about french terry is how soft it is!

Sometimes the things we sew for our kids are really for ourselves. Other times we want to make clothes that our kids will fall in love with. To do that it has to be soft and it has to be comfortable. There are some kids who are extra fussy about how things fit, sticky-y out-y tags, and scratchy seams. I have one of those (and was one of those!) so I know that Halloween can be an especially frustrating holiday. Feeling over-heated in itchy, plastic fabric is no fun. French Terry to the rescue, I say!

imagine gnats giveaway on KCW

1. kid ewok 2. skeleton costume 3. totoro costume 4. shark hat

I picked out a few costumes that I think would work well–and be extra comfy–in french terry. I cannot get over the cuteness of that little ewok! And the costume looks like it would be pretty easy to put together too. Both the skeleton and Totoro costumes could do double duty as pjs. And the shark hat ticks off all the boxes: the DISGUISE theme, a little bit cute, and a little bit scary.

imagine gnats giveaway on KCW

1. penguin hooded vest pattern by Hello Dear Kids 2. french terry cheetah 3. french terry zebra 4. french terry in burnt orange

The best pattern I found to show off Imagine Gnat’s lovely collection of french terry is this penguin hooded vest by Hello Dear Kids. It looks fun to sew and even more fun to wear! Just by changing up the features on the hood, and using some of the fabric I featured above, you could have a cheetah or zebra or cute little puppy vest. The vest will work for Halloween, everyday dress up play, and as a cozy vest on chilly fall days. You could hardly ask for more!

imagine gnats giveaway on KCW

1.shetland flannel in pumpkin herringbone 2. shetland flannel in peach heather 3. shetland flannel in ocean herringbone 4. shetland flannel in denim heather

imagine gnats giveaway on KCW

1. jersey knit in tie dye teal 2. painting morale in knit 3. survey ochre in knit 4. intertwill patience in knit 

Now that I have sold you on french terry, you can fill up your basket with yards of it for all your comfy, cozy sewing needs. While you are shopping you might as well check out Rachael’s sumptuous supply of flannel. Would you just look at those colors?! And you might as well just look all over the shop–it’s all gorgeous. One can never have too much fabric right? Not only has Rachael offered a $50 gift certificate to one lucky scavenger hunt winner, she also has some super great coupons for all KCWers.

Use the code “kcw10” for 10% off orders over $50 and “kcw20” for 20% off orders over $100. Code not valid on sale items, gift certificates, or wholesale orders. valid until 11:59pm est 10/18/15.  And now for the scavenger hunt

imagine gnats giveaway on KCW

To enter to win a $50 gift certificate from Imagine Gnats, hunt around the internet for the answers to a few tricky questions. You have until Thursday October 22. This giveaway is open to international entries, void where prohibited by law. Winner will receive a $50 gift certificate redeemable at Imagine Gnats online fabric shop.
have you done all the scavenger hunts? well get to it: oliver + smiss matatabichateau sew & sewimagine gnats, and made by rae