Easy sewing project to embellish a plain generic onesie into a cute, coordinated, convenient outfit.
Details on project and more photos of finished dress on actual baby HERE.
I hope this tutorial is straight forward and seems manageable. Even if you are new to sewing, you can do it! You could always leave off the arm cuffs to make it a little easier too.
Also, this tutorial is for personal use only. I ask that you respect my design and the time to put this tutorial together and only use the dresses you will make for yourself, family and friends, not for commercial use/ profit. Thanks!
-white, short-sleeved onesie
this tutorial measurements are for Gerber 6-9 mo onesies,
see end of tutorial for tips on adjusting for larger sizes, different brands may fit differently also
-1/4 yard skirt print (paisley)
cut into skirt piece 6" x 28"
arm cuffs: 2 pieces 1.5" x 8" each
paisley scrap for bird wing
- contrasting red stripe
(great way to use scraps, or buy 1/8 yard or even less)
cut into strip 2" x 28"
-freezer paper stencil supplies
freezer paper, fabric paint
-white knee-high nylon
-scrap of red knit/ felt/ or fleece
any fabric that won't fray, I used a scrap of an upcycled red t-shirt
2-3" or so
-scrap of fusible interfacing
for bird legs and sewing wing on
So let's get started!
At this point you can sew over the scrunch, but I just tie the long threads together in a knot and snip the ends to keep the nylon scrunched.
SEW RIBBON AROUND SEAM
At this point, you just need to sew the button flower onto the red ribbon patch. I hand sew down through the button holes and back up to attach the flower.
Headband is finished!
Next, we'll construct the skirt.
1. Fold right sides together, and sew 1/4" seam allowance up short sides.
2. Press open the seam.
3. Fold the open seam on itself, so the 1.5" wide circle gets folded over into a 3/4" wide circle, with the short seam allowance hidden inside
4. Serge/ zig-zag along the edges, sewing the two layers together.
5. Pin each cuff on the edge of the onesie sleeve, serged edge at the edge of the sleeve.
TIPS TO ADJUST FOR LARGER ONESIE SIZE:
For width of skirt, just add 1-2" to take it up to 30" wide for the skirt and stripe.
The cuffs may have to be adjusted. Take a sleeve and stretch it, [these Gerber 6-9 mo. were 3.5" once stretched]. Double the length [7"] and add one inch or less for seam allowance.
[ 3.5 x2 = 7 +1 = 8 total inches for cuff length. ]
You can keep them 2" wide.