I’m excited to sew along this week. Since I usually sew for my boys this is right up my alley. My 2 little guys are big make believers so I wanted to make something that would add to their play.
Robot Shirts !
I knew I was on the right track when I asked big man K if he wanted his new shirt to make him like a robot with buttons and stuff. He started talking about big triangle buttons and then lil’ E started
walking stomping around the house like a robot.
Our photo shoot was a bit wild, it was really hard to get them to be still. There was lots of laser blasting and stomping as their imaginations took hold.
Like others sewing along, I wanted to use up some of the stash fabric. The shirts are made out of up-cycled T’s. The colours are all bright and fun! Much brighter than my usually choices. The stripes on the arms of E’s shirt were chosen with the idea of flexible hoses in mind. The components on each boys shirts are individual but similar, I wanted them to look like different models from the same factory.
It was a real blast making these shirts. The boys helped by picking some of the colours and shapes. K’s favorite colour is green and he needed triangles, as well as blaster buttons on the arms lol. My favorite is the zipper detail around the cogs on E’s shirt. The square gauges on the bottom are also a pockets, cuz who doesn’t love a pocket!
I stepped out of my comfort zone here, as I don’t usually pack this much detail onto my pieces, but once I got rolling I really enjoyed the creativity of it. The piping was added to make it all “Jetsons” space age. I have been wanting to add piping to something for a while now and this was the perfect project. Ashley at Make It and Love It has a great tutorial on piping (and lots of other stuff too)