Monday, April 23, 2012

KCWC Day 1 - The Robot Top

Well we are in the new house!!  Very exciting. have been in for 5 weeks - been a very busy 5 weeks though, still quite alot to be done around here but feeling a bit more like a home.
I am taking part in KCWC this time and although most of the bloggers on the other side of the world are making Spring clothes I am making lots of warm winter stuff for the boys.   I was away on a craft retreat for the weekend and got lots of stuff for the boys made so I have lots to share this week.
First up-  The Robot Top.  

This is an Ottobre pattern, whichI have been eyeing up ever since I got these cool robot buttons from the lovely Nicci of Buttons by Benji.  I am really happy with the way it turned out.  It is made from a lovely thick cotton Lycra for the body and another stripy cotton lycra for the arms and a cotton rib for the cuffs and binding.   I plucked up courage to do buttonholes which I am not overly fond of doing and seem to only do at craft retreats.  The robot is an embroidery design that my friend Claire did on her embroidery machine.  I appliquéd it on.

Of course Charlie could only keep it clean for so long.  Typical boy.


Anonymous said...

Love the robot top macca. Totally gorgeous!

Sarah AJ said...

Oh, I love it! Those buttons are too cool.

Jennifer said...

The buttons are awesome, and the whole top is really cute!