Doesn't she look like she's about to do something that she shouldn't? Or maybe she already has! I love this little thing...she ROCKS my world!!!
This onesie is one of my faves but Buggie has recently become too long for it. I didn't want to get rid of it yet, couldn't bring myself to do it, so I came up with this. I have seen some toots (tutorials) on the onesie dress with 1 piece of fabric so this is just my play on that. I wanted to add camo in somewhere because camo is awesome with red. I am a bandana nut (the whole fam is) so naturally I was drawn to the red bandana print - which has been in my fabric collection for about 7 years. I also did a bit of pre-ruffle to the skirt before attaching it to the onesie which gave it more of a full look I think.
So here's how it happened.
Outgrown Onesie (or even one that fits that needs a little something else)
2 Coordinating Fabrics
Usual sewing supplies: machine, thread, scissors, seam ripper ;), ruler, iron
1. Cut off the onesie just above the leg openings.
2. Take some measurements like waist and length. Decide how long you want the skirt, if you want the strips to be the same size, are you going to pre-ruffle the skirt? So for mine I decided I wanted the top strip (camo) to be a bit shorter than the bottom strip (red bandana). They are 4" and 5" respectively. Then I decided I wanted to make sure it was ruffley-ish (made up word) so I cut the strips about double the waist measurement allowing an extra 1" for seam allowance.
|In this pic the strips are folded in half so I could fit them in the shot.|
My camo fabric (which was actually a bandanda (told you we kind of have a bandana thing)) wasn't long enough so I cut 2 strips to sew together to make it as long as I needed.
*Make sure you finish one edge of the strip that will be your bottom piece. You can either hem or serge just go ahead and do it at this step.
3. Pin your strips, right sides together, and sew. Finish your edges with an overlock or zig zag stitch to keep your material from fraying and give it a clean finish. (This is particularly important when using bandana's as they tend to fray when cut). Then open back up and topstitch along the seam where the strips are sewn together.
|Here the strips are sewn together with the finished edge (top of pic)|
|This is what it looks like when you open them back up|
|Showing just the left side of the skirt after I had pinned all the folds. Notice it is still folded in on itself. I was hoping this would make it easier to see all the pins. Egad!|
|Be careful that you don't do this or you'll be getting out the seam ripper...argh!|
How stinkin cute is this?!?!?
It's so hard to get a good model shot with a bouncing 14 month old. She does whatever she wants and does not seem to care that I am trying to get some great pictures. Oh well, she looks fantastic either way. This was a fun project and I will be doing many more like this. I am even thinking on some Mommy size 'onesie' dresses, ahahahahaha, sans the onesie but same idea.
Thanks for coming over to LBT and checking out my upcycled onesie dress! I really hope you enjoyed it!!! As always, please let me know if there is something I can clear up or help you with.
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