So you non-sewing gals are going to have to bear with me for a bit. My sewing itch has returned with the addition of my new little girl… Sorry! There are many takes on the “onesie dress” out there. I always try to do my takes the cheapest, fastest and easiest so I wanted to share my version 🙂
I start with a onesie. I like getting mine at Walmart for $2… Can’t beat that!! Being that it is still 100 degrees here in Texas I decided to use a short-sleeved onesie for mine.
Next you will need a strip of fabric. I made my skirt 12″ long so I only needed 1/3 yard which I got at 30% off so it was just around $1… Whoop!
I use my serger on the next step. For you ladies sewing with just a machine, you need to ask the hubs for a serger for Christmas… They are a must! I added a rolled hem to both the top and bottom of the fabric piece.
My next step was to ruffle one end of my fabric. I used my ruffler foot on my sewing machine to quickly add a perfect ruffle.
Here she is in action…
Here is my ruffle… (15 seconds later)
My next step was to draw a line with pencil on the onesie where I wanted to attach the skirt.
Then, I opened the bottom of the onesie and pulled it on my machine.
Put the line of your ruffle straight on the pencil line and use a small zig zag stitch all the way around. I left a bit of allowance on the beginning of my fabric piece to attach it to the other end in my next step.
Once you have made it almost all the way around pull off your onesie. I flipped the skirt up and attached my two fabric ends together with good sides facing each other. I then used a simple straight stictch to attach the fabric ends.
Then, I flipped the skirt back and attached the remaining couple of inches to the dress using the same zig zag stitch as earlier.
My final step was to add a little bow. I love using grosgrain because you can fray check it with a lighter and it washes well in the wash.
I made a simple bow using my Schiff grosgrain I purchased from our favorite ribbon supply company…
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I made my bow and used my machine to attach it to the top of the dress.
That’s it…. 20 minutes and less than $4 later I have a super cute little dress for my little lady!
Here she is sporting another one I made her over the weekend…
Can you tell by her expression how much she loves it?? 🙂
And here is another one I made using tulle to make a tutu onesie doing the exact same steps!
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!! Happy Friday!!