Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rockin' Robots

Originally I was going to make this top for Will.  It's been a while since Will has had something made for him.  When I was showing Will the fabric, Mollie piped up that she wanted one too.  robot hilde 1

The pattern is Farbenmix Hilde.   I really like Hilde.  The cut of the top is quite straight, so it works well for boys or girls.  It also has lots of potential for mixing up fabrics.  
The main fabric is "vintage" robot knit from Sewzanne's Fabrics.  I've also used Stella cotton/spandex knit in Indigo and blood red. 
robot hilde 2

I used my coverstitch machine to do topstitching.  It was a bit tricky to get it just right since the right side of the fabric was facing down.  Overall I was happy with the results.
robot hilde 3
The kids are excited to have matching shirts.  Mollie wants to wear her new shirt to school on Monday.

10 comments:

Liz said...

Fabulous Sara :) I love the red contrast stitching :)

Vic said...

Eek! Robot LOVE! I am all about the robots ATM, bubba#2 is SO having a robot room... that fabric is super cute, and the shirts (and kids lol) look great!

Cass said...

Lovely fabric Sara

The Handmaden said...

What a change for Moo, I like it! The young man looks equally gorgeous in his.

cherri said...

How gorgeous is that!??!

Love the topstitching (wish you could flip an coverlock over).

Your kdis are so cute - very happy!

Lesley said...

Love the coverstitching!! They are awesome Sara!!

Helen said...

I wasn't so keen on those fabric colours when I first saw it but you have just shown me how wrong I could be. The panels and topstitching really bring it to life! that pattern is now on my list to acquire.

Karen said...

These are fabulous Sara - I lvoe that they wanted to match too - cute!

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

cute shirts, and I love robots, probably even more than my boys LOL!

Lola Nova said...

I love those robots shirts, love!