KCW Day 3: Flashback Tee and Fancy Pants Leggings

FBT and FPL-5

nope, pants aren’t hemmed yet…had to get the photoshoot in while the getting was good!

Lest little brother feel neglected, I made Day 3 of Kid’s Clothes Week all about him. This little guy is growing at a faster rate than his older brother, and, as a result, all of his hand-me-down winter pajamas are a bit snug. Why buy more when you can make them? Especially when you have such great fabric sitting around.


E’s top is the trusty Flashback Tee in size 12-18 months. (yes he’s 7 months old, why do you ask? 😉 ) and bottoms are the Fancy Pants Leggings- also in size 12-18 months. This was my first time sewing this leggings pattern, and I can see myself coming back to it quite often to make pj pants and shorts for the boys. I would say this pattern would be great for a beginner because the designer really holds your hand throughout the entire construction process. The only changes I would make next time would be to make the rise higher in the back because it was way too low on E’s big cloth-diapered bum.

FBT and FPL-2

And now that I’ve made 3 garments from the same fabric, I think it’s time to move on to something else. I have in mind another Bimaa for O from some cool red/blue stripes I’ve been saving. 4 more days left in this challenge so still lots of opportunities to sew! Make sure you head over to the Flickr pool to see all the fun clothes everyone has been making. Also check out the #kidsclothesweek hashtag on Instagram for even more action shots.

FBT and FPL-3


11 thoughts on “KCW Day 3: Flashback Tee and Fancy Pants Leggings

    • Well it’s actually not a raglan tee- just a regular one, but if you click on the hyperlink on the words flashback tee that will take you to the pattern- if that doesn’t work its on made by rae’s website. If you want a raglan tee, I know that Oliver+S patterns have one and there is another good one in the book Sewing for Boys. Hope that helps!

  1. Funny- I had the exact same combo in mind to make my little guy some PJs! But I worried that the tshirt wouldn’t fit over his big head. It seems like most shirts for babies have snaps or a wide opening or something. Did you have any trouble with that? He’s wearing size 9 months now so I figured he’s almost ready for a 12-month shirt. Your PJs look super cozy, by the way!

    • I always have problems with shirts fitting over my boys heads! So I actually cut the neck a little wider- made a deeper scoop to it- to see if that would help. I think I cut the neck band the size suggested but I used a really stretchy knit and it worked great! And yeah these are super cozy on him.

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