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Friday, October 22, 2010

Top-Toberfest Day Five: 'Bot Top








Today I'm sharing this raglan sleeve robot shirt that I made for Clark.  He loves this shirt and lovingly refers to it as his "bot".  I'm sure that it is a lot of fun to dress up little girls in ruffles and lace, but there is something about robots and dinosaurs that warms my heart. I love my little man, and am so pleased that he loves this top.

I had found a free downloadable image of a robot.  I was pretty excited and I showed it to my husband.  I was sure that he'd be pleased that I was going to make a robot related shirt for his boy, but to my surprise, he seemed less than enthused.  As it turns out he was not impressed with the image itself.  He said to me "You can do way better than that", so I set to work and sketched out this quick little robot.  I think that he's pretty cute.

I also made this little BEEP word block.  I placed it on the back of the top, and love the way it turned out.  I transferred the image to the shirt using a freezer paper stencil.  The gray paint is a mix of a white and Night Sky Pearl soft body textile paint from Tulip.  The gray paint had the slightest bit of glitter in the mix, but I think that a bit of sparkle is fitting for a robot.


I added some embroidery floss stitching around the heart, head, and the word block.  I think that it adds a bit of dimension to the top and ties in the colors of the shirt itself.

Because I ended up liking this robot so much I thought that I'd share it with you.  You can access the printable version here.  It is available for personal use only.  I hope that you enjoy it.  I have two little nephews on the way and am planning on making some little robot onesies to welcome them to the world. You could use this image for an applique or a stencil, whatever you need it for.



Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to read.  I enjoy your comments and feedback so much.

I'm partying here today.  Don't forget to link up your top related projects to the Top-toberfest show and tell.


12 comments:

janimal said...

I think that shirt looks great! I made a pink robot shirt for my daughter using the same technique. It never occurred to me to also embroider on it. That is a lovely touch and I will have to try it.

Thanks for inviting me to your top party. I am excited to see other links. I'm now a new follower. Nice to meet you!

Lu said...

Adorable! I love the stitching around his little robot heart. And I am SO jealous that you have those mad art skills to just sketch up something like that... You're one amazing woman!

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

love it! My nephew loves robots, I could totally do an applique shirt...thanks for the idea!

Natalie said...

If I read your posts enough, it will eventually motivate me to pick up sewing. All these tops you have done are fabulous. I love it!

Michele Pacey said...

hey isn't it great when your partner supports your art like that? way to go Tricia's husband! and see? you did an amazing job with your elegant robot design AND your little one loves it! great story!

jennoreilly said...

I know what you mean about the robots and dinosaurs. I have a girl and a boy and finding cute girl stuff is super easy but the boy stuff you need to search for. His favourite shirt has a digger on it and the day it's too small will be a sad, sad day.

Found you on tidymom, have a super weekend!

Diana said...

Oh how sweet. Love the top, something my grandsons would love

Diana

Lucinda said...

oh so cute! i love the embroidery detail - that little touch of "love":) I just had a nephew born too, so I'm thinking this may the way to go! Thanks for sharing!

g.c. said...

love this...trying to do something similar, but how did you get the little white dots to be part of the stencil? (the bolts). did you have a 2 layer stencil? or did you just do that part freehand?

Stacey said...

So adorable. The boy and the shirt! I'm your newest follower, stopping over from http://boyohboyohboycrafts.blogspot.com. I'm a mom of three boys so I understand when you say you're little guy keeps you buys. Thanks for sharing this great applique.

♥ maaria said...

Adorable!!

Непослушная мама said...

Thank you! I did for my son http://craftblog.blogspot.com/2012/07/tank-top-robot.html