I'm starting to think that I may have a wee-bit of obsessive compulsive disorder because I keep getting obsessed with one single pattern and then I find myself making it compulsively.
First there was the Renfew pattern (who's sick of seeing all of the Renfews that I've made? Wait, don't answer that question because I still have one more cut out!) and now there's Rae's Flashback Tee pattern. After making just one of these shirts, all I could think was "why, oh why, did it take me so long to buy this pattern?" In addition to being an incredibly simple pattern to sew and fantastically well-written, it is so fun to cut up old t-shirts to make into new ones. Case in point, my first two tees that I made out of this pattern.
The first was made from an old t-shirt that Ben bought on a trip to Belize years ago.
And the second was made from an old Quilmes t-shirt that Ben happened to find in some random thrift store after hearing me talk about Quilmes from the time that I lived in Argentina. Unfortunately, the only size that he could find was an XXL so the shirt ended up being used mostly as a painting shirt over the past ten years. No problem though - I just cut the logo out and used a contrasting jersey fabric for the back of the new child-sized tee. And yes, I made my child a t-shirt with a beer logo on it. Let the judging commence.
For the third version (But not the final version. Oh no! Mark my word - there will be more!), I dug through the stash and came up with enough fabric to make the whole shirt out of the same fabric and I think that this one may actually be O's favorite.
What I probably love most about this pattern though is the practicality of it because while I love to make dresses (and O loves to wear them) the fact of the matter is that pants and long-sleeved shirts are far more appropriate for the weather around here and they'll probably get much more use.
I believe that there are some that would refer to this as "more cake and less frosting" - which I suppose is appropriate given that I generally pick most of the frosting off of the cakes that I eat.