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Robots in the Rain

DD#2 has been spending some of her free summer days sewing.
On a trip to Purl Patchwork last week she picked up a yard of adorable robot fabric.  (Between you & me it was also the same day I let her take the subway alone for the first time.  It was a route she knows well - E train; 42nd Street to Spring Street.  Hey, Purl was about to close.  If I'd gone all the way uptown to get her we wouldn't have made it.)

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She made her own bias binding using one of these nifty gadgets that we got at Purl last winter.  If you sew, I highly recommend one.  So much fun - so much potential & making bias tape is such a pain in the arse otherwise.

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Robot Shorts - By DD#2

Fabric:  Kokka Fabrics Robot Line, colorway Red HA3320-24B purchased from Purl Patchwork
Pattern:  New Look #6785
Mods:  The pattern doesn't have a shorts view.  She shortened the pants to get the look she was after.  She added the bias tape.  The pattern calls for a folded edge with twill tape on the inside.  She also put the zipper in the back.  In my experience side zips along a curved hip edge tend to ruin the line of the garment.

Does modeling finished objects in a swimming pool & with umbrellas count as "Water" for Project Spectrum? 

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Nice job on the shorts - keep up the sewing!

The gumboots are cute too :)

She did a great job on those shorts! Isn't bias tape fun? :D

Excellent job on those shorts and I really love the boots, too!

Fantastic!

Your girls never cease to amaze me! They're so crafty and so good at it! I hope someday they'll become bloggers like their mom ;)

The shorts are just awesome! I'm jealous!

The robots are seriously killing me!

She's too cute! The creativity oozes out of her!

What a great photo shoot - definitely a good water contribution! The shorts are awesome, love that you are raising up a craft gal!

She did a really fabulous job with those shorts...I'm envious!

Very cute! What a talented daughter you have.

Those are totally adorable - especially with the boots and umbrella! Such a talented and cute girl!

She's a stunner - and a talented one at that! :)

Totally cute shorts! Obviously the creative talent runs in the genes. I am not a regular commenter but I greatly admire your work and have nominated you for an award on my blog. Thanks for being so inspiring.

wild applause on the shorts!!!! Great job! Keep it up-------

And great job on the solo journey as well!

wow you have got some beautiful and talented children! and yes, i hate bias tape. i need one of those gadgets...

Yes it counts!

The robots are genius - I'm pretty sure I've seen that fabric turned into a bag somewhere... Ah, yes, here: http://www.littlegreenbees.co.uk/?p=29

Not sure if it's the same one, but it's definitley similar.


I love the wellies - they're awesome!

You have the cutest little model!

Fantastic shorts - and great boots, too!

Cute shorts!

What great shorts and great shots of the shorts!!

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