Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Modified Onesie #2

A few posts ago I mentioned my melt down over not having any newborn sized clothes for Elle when she first came home from the hospital and posted about the little sweet pea gown I made for the new baby. 2 onesies came in the package I bought so I decided to try my hand at ruffle butts on the second one. What is it about big poufy diapered baby butts adorned with ruffles? You just gotta love it!

I may be the only sewer in the world who doesn’t hang on to every bit of scrap fabric… I have one medium sized bin and that’s all I allow myself, so I end up with only the bits and pieces I really love. This was a great way to use up some of those smallish scraps. I used Steam-a-Seam2 double stick fusable web to trace, cut, and iron on baby's name, Liv, in all lower case. Here’s the scoop on how I made the ruffles. Measure the butt part of the onesie and cut strips, mine were an inch and a half wide, of coordinating fabric twice the length (maybe a little extra if you want a more serious ruffle going on). I used pinking shears on both edges of the strip… it’ll fray a bit when washed but I kind of like that look anyway and it makes this project extra simple. Baste a line of stitches down the center of the strip. Pull the bottom thread of your basting stitch to gather it up. Line the edges of the strip up with the side seam of the onesie, pin the ruffle down randomly across the butt, ending with the other edge of the ruffle even with the other side seam of the onesie. Sew down the middle of the ruffle & pull out the basting stitches. Pin the next strip above or below it and repeat. Instant cuteness!

4 comments:

AKDesigns Boutique Blog said...

Both of your onsies are so cute!! Are you going to start selling them in your Esty store? If not, you should consider it ;D

Stacey - Elle Belle said...

Thanks AKDesigns! I've been cutting back on my Etsy shop to focus on fun little projects on my to do list, but both of those were so simple I may end up adding them some day after all :)

Katy said...

Ha! So adorable - i hope i have a girl one day i can dress up in frills :-)

e.c said...

i love this idea. So cute. Now I need to find someone with a baby girl!

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