Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Onesie Dress

 I have seen onesie dresses mentioned off and on online and I thought it look like fun to try. I had a onesie and a knit shirt that had nice fabric that I decided to upcycle so I was ready to give it a try.

To make it I simply cut out a strip of cloth (actually it was two strips- I had side seams) for the skirt. I sewed it into a loop and then I hemmed one side and gathered the other. Then I flipped the skirt inside out and upside down over top of the onesie and pin the gathered edge on at the waist area. Then I sewed it I think using a zig zag stitch so that it would stretch better. You could stop at this point but I decided to put something around the neck too.

I cut a narrow strip of the floral cloth and then I finished one edge by sewing over it with zig zag that was set on a really short stitch. (Similar to what you would use for applique.) I let the knit fabric stretch a little as I sewed so that it would make it a bit ruffly. Then I gathered it up along the neckline and sewed it on again with zig zag. (I also finished the edges at the end of the strip.) Then I sewed a narrow ribbon over the area where I sewed the ruffle on.

That's it! It was easy and fun. I love upcycling like that. :-)
Have you ever made a onesie dress?


Sheila said...

Very cute!

Jackie said...

That is very cute. I like the collar. What a great way to repurpose a garment into something else. I need to make some more onesie dresses for the baby. I had plans to write up a tutorial, too. Great minds... :-)

Jackie said...

Thanks so much for linking up!

From the Country Farm said...

What a CUTE idea! I've got several friend soon delivering and if they have girls, I'll likely be whipping up a few of these!


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