Yay – a new ONESIE DRESS TUTORIAL!
November 21, 2011 by robiedodson
Oh my stinking goodness y’all – I don’t even remember the last post I made … much less my last tutorial! It has been steadily increasing in crazy around here. Strangest thing has been happening. My baby doesn’t sleep ALL DAY anymore. Weird. I might need to take her to the doctor.
Anyhoo…tonight….because I’ve been developing hives from non-blogging-activity….I decided I simply MUST share a really fun (and of course FAST, CHEAP AND EASY) project for baby girls in your life.
Believe it or not, but in about 15 – 20 minutes, you can turn a cheapo / boring onesie into a faboulous, one of a kind DRESS…. like this…
Here’s how to do it …
Start with a Onesie. Duh. (sidenote: you'll probably want to choose a size bigger than your baby)
Fold the onesie in half lengthwise. (this is sort of optional, but folding in half guarantees that the sides are cut at the same place)
Cut that onesie at the waist. Of course, I just guessed where I wanted to cut...but feel free to measure if you're into that sort of thing.
When you open the two halves up, this is what you'll have.
Now, pull out some great fabric that you've had in your stash for a while. I chose a very lightweight cotton print ... but just about anything will work. Heavier fabric will produce a fuller skirt! Cut a rectangle - I use the entire width of the fabric and cut a length of about 12-18"..but again, I don't measure. I wanted the skirt to be long, but any length will work.
Join the two selvege edges, sew. Then, finished the bottom hem of the skirt.
Sew a gathering stitch / basting stitch along the upper edge of the skirt.
Now you're ready to assemble your dress. Take the bodice of the cut onesie and turn upside down.
Turn the skirt wrong-side-out, pull the gathers, and then pin the skirt to the bodice - right sides together.
Now take the bum half of the onesie. turn it wrong side out - making sure to put the back side with the back side of the bodice -t then pin. You will have a sandwich: Inside - bodice, right side out. Middle - skirt, wrong side out. Outer - bum, wrong side out. Sew three layers together using a BALLPOINT needle.
And you're done! That's it y'all. I mean seriously - let me hear you holler - AWESOME!!!
And...if you've got an extra 5 minutes, add a fun fabric flower for an added punch. If you don't have time, don't ever think about it again - no big deal!
I love this more than just simply making a skirt because everything it attached - so much easier to create an outfit!
Seriously - loook at your watch. If you've got 20-30 minutes and a ballpoint needle, you can DO THIS!
Here’s the breakdown…
TIME: Like I said – about 20-30 minutes…unless you can’t decide on a fabric!
COST: About $2. TWO DOLLARS!!!! The only cost is the onesie because you probably have enough fabric on hand to make the skirt!
I think I need to go now because I want to make about 30 more before I go to bed.