Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Robot Shirt

The gold fabric has been interesting to sew with... and certainly not the most difficult fabric with which I've worked.   The best description of it I can find is:

"Two way stretch fabrics are fabrics with Spandex/spandex and have approximately 75% stretch. Swimwear fabrics of Nylon/spandex usually have the most stretch on lengthwise grain, Cotton/spandex has most stretch on crosswise grain and is suitable for swimwear, activewear, dancewear, leotards and leggings."

Photo taken without flash.

The "gold" whatever is rubbery and, when right sides are together, almost sticky.   There wasn't much sliding around but I did use straight pins to align the edges since the 75% stretch was a concern.

 Photo taken with flash, closer to the color the gold fabric is.

If I had to make a lot of these, I would have tracked down and purchased the type thread used for swimsuits.... and used a serger.

Here is a photo of me in my gold bathing suit...

...and if you believe that, I have some swamp land in Florida I'd like to talk to you about!    *snicker*

The robot outfit is in the mail to Henry of the Big Imagination....

I'm glad the helmet/head/hat/what ever is his and his mother's responsibility!




  1. Great job! He will be so thrilled when he opens this package from Grandma :) (I'll bet he can't wait till Halloween!)

  2. You did a great job Freda and made a little boy very happy.
    By the way... love the picture of you in your golden bathing-suit *LOL*
    *Greetings from the Netherlands*

  3. That is so cool. I hope you will share a pic of him in his costume at Halloween time. :o)

  4. Great job on the costume, Freda. Your grandson will be chuffed to bits, I'm sure. You look maaaaahvelous in your gold swimming costume! :oD

  5. Good job on the costume! Boy you are gorgeous in your swimsuit! ha ha!

  6. Great job....applause for the work and love to make this happen.

  7. Nice job, especially working with such specialty fabric. I can't wait for grandkids so they can melt my heart when they ask for things. "Anything for you honey." :)

  8. This is going to be one fantastic costume!

  9. Your grandson is right... you can make anything! He is going to love it.

  10. Henry with the big imagination, will the best robot on planet earth on Halloween, thanks to his grandmother that can do anything.

  11. I'd love to see how they come up with the helmet to match the great costume.

  12. and you look beautiful in your gold swimsuit :)

    Great work of the "body" of the robot, please show some photos when Henry has the full costume on.