Saturday, October 24, 2009


Here are the tops I made with the embroideries from the other day. I've used the Farbenmix Antonia pattern. I think this is a great little summer top. The cap sleeves are great to just cover the shoulders.

The bodies of the shirts are my favourite Stella, cotton/spandex knit. The sleeves are European knits from Hilco as are some of the neckbindings.

size 3/4 (excuse the wonky looking isn't. It just can't hang properly on those hangers because they are too big for the shirt.)

size 5/6
dragonfly front

dragonfly back

size 7/8

size 9/10


Moo sized...from the beginning I thought that this top would never leave the house. I loved it and Moo loved it, and well, the neckline isn't quite perfect.


And a closeup of the neck binding. I used my binder attachment on the Coverpro to do the neck. I wasn't happy with the result. It's ok, but not perfect enough. I had a hard time adjusting where the stitching would fall and in places it varies how far it is from the edge. If you look at the keyhole you can see what it looks like when I do it on my sewing machine. I wasn't going to attempt something with that sort of curve with the binder. Am I being too pedantic about the neckline?


I also find the binder attachment is finicky about the type of knit that you use. It's not really fond of cotton/spandex jersey, or maybe I just haven't figured out the best settings.


Vic @ Punky and Me said...


GORGEOUS as always Sara, I mean.... WOW. So, so lovely....

Lisa said...

WOW. Love those.

toadstooldots said...

Just toooo cute. Love especially the blue and the green one.

Cass said...

I must show these to Charlotte tomorrow to see if she would like one

Tas said...

Wow oh wow oh wow!

Kaja said...

Oh! They're SO adorable! Really need to get started on these cap sleeved Antonias too. Unfortunately it is not season for that here in Sweden.

I just LOOOVE the first one. The turquoise and the red hearts. Perfect! I would buy it for my daughter, but she's growing at lights speed right now, and will probably be a sz 5 before next summer.

Steffi said...

Wow...this are really beautiful Antonias ,Sara!I have this pattern too but unfortunately I still never tried out to sew him.

Snowdrops and Mudpie said...

They're absolutely gorgeous Sara! I have to confess I'm a tad envious of your Euro fabric stash :)

Sarah-Jo said...

such wonderful colour use sara, the tops look so summery and pretty!
Love the last one also Moo has great taste in clothes! just like her mum :)

claire said...

Oh GOSH!! They are stunning!
I would love Love LOVE the cherries one for miss Zoe!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

Fantastic tops! Your embroidery sits so nicely. What / how much are you stabilising and is it on stella / colarado? my embroidery on knit so far has been very very average and not gift worthy so I would love to know how you are managing so well.

Austy's Mum said...

Such gorgeous shirts! I love the little sleeves, what a fab pattern, and your fabric selections work perfectly. Stella is a fantastic knit to work with - on of my faves for t-shirts too.

Tim said...

Wow Sara, they are so lovely! Love the doll embroidery.. and the dragon fly... and that gorgeous little hippy van on the earlier jean post.

I must remember to stop in here more often.

The Handmaden said...

They all look marvellous, my 4 yr old dd just looked over my shoulder and exclaimed "Oh, that's pretty Mum, you can make one for me!"

Karin said...

wow, very cute!!
I love the dragonflies of katalina.

greetings karin