I got a little crafty this weekend and wanted to share the results!
Like it? I do too! Caroline wore one similar to this home from the hospital when she was born. By the way, that was before I "decided" I could sew, so I did not make C's. But two and a half years later it's a different story.
Here's a quick tutorial in pictures for you (as well as a recap for me to remember in the future how I did this).
|This is a gift, so I prewashed all my materials in sensitive detergent to help the mom-to-be.|
|Again, I was "eyeballing" my measurements, but I used my rotary cutting blade to turn my onesie into a cropped top.|
|I am learning to love my serger! I turned the minky-dot fabric right-sides in and serged it into a tube. I think I've been told this fabric frays very little, so a zig-zag stitch would probably work, too.|
If you love putting babies in gowns, which I do, you love that they have that great length and cinchable bottoms. Because this is for a girl, I wanted some extra oomph! So I decided to cinch the bottom with coordinating ribbon. First I sewed a button hole into the would-be ribbon casing...
|(By the way, I am so proud of myself for learning this skill!)|
I think the mommy-to-be will love this custom made, original gift idea. If not, I can always give her some necessary diapers, etc. If you know this mommy-to-be, don't tell her about this blog until after this weekend when her shower occurs. Honestly, I should be sad she doesn't read my blog, but not today!