March 24, 2010

Real Men Wear Ruffles.

If you're into the craft blog world, you've probably heard of this contest.  Disney from Ruffles and Stuff is putting on this fun contest.  The only rules are that there must be ruffles.  The prizes look SO fun, so I've been scheming for weeks now.  I finally made my entry today.  I tried to think of something different.  It seems like everyone in the beautiful blogging world has beautiful girls covered in beautiful ruffles.  Well, I don't.  I thought I'd make do with what I've got.



 
May I present the "Tuxedo Onesie" because real men wear ruffles.
 


I think this would be hilarious to wear to church or to a spring wedding.  Here's a really quick run-down.  I had a sewing machine problem before sewing on the bowtie, so pictures are lacking towards the end.  Anyhow, here we go.

1) Plain onesie.  Preferably one with nasty stains on the front that you need to cover up.  You can't see them in this picture, but they are there and they are nasty.


2) I sewed two tubes to make the bowtie.  Here's a reference point.  The big one is about as long as the onesie is wide.


3) Then I though to myself, "Self, you better sew on the ruffles first or that's going to get tricky.  If you want a great tutorial on sewing ruffles, you can find it on Disney's site right HERE.  No use in writing one here when she's got a fabulous one already written.


4) Here's where the pictures lack.  Sew on the bowtie.  I wrestled with my machine for about 30 minutes and the machine won.  I sewed the bowtie together and onto the shirt by hand.

Tips for taking a good picture of your baby?  Have his older brother next to him, slipping him bits of bread every couple of second.  Snap away!  Something will turn out.


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30 comments:

  1. This is so cute! I have to make this for my 3 month old for Easter. Maybe I should make all 3 boys match :o)

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  2. Isn't the cutest thing ever??? I simply adored! You've done a very beautiful job. Great idea!

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  3. Absolutely adorable! Boys can rock ruffles too!

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  4. This made me laugh so hard!!!! In a GOOD way. He is adorable, and the shirt too. Wish my 6 yr old would shrink back to "onesie size" for a bit so I could make one for him. Too cute!

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  5. This made me laugh so hard!!!! In a GOOD way. He is adorable, and the shirt too. Wish my 6 yr old would shrink back to "onesie size" for a bit so I could make one for him. Too cute!

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  6. wonderful project and great pics.

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  7. How cute and creative!

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  8. This is genius! Way to incorperate the ruffles for a man cub. I never would have thought it was possible. But he makes ruffles look oh so tuff.

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  9. Oh, that is so cute Cheri. Very clever. Baden looks adorable. He is so cute and you caught the perfect picture of him. They should give you the prize because of the cuteness of the baby.

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  10. That is SOOO adorable! When I saw that you were doing ruffles for your boys, tuxedo was the first thing that came to my mind, too! And your little guy looks so cute (although I kind of miss the helmet. Is he done with it?)

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  11. Oh my GOSH!!! That is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I just ran across your blog today, and I had to comment on this. Love it! My little guy "needs" one of those!

    PS - your little man is too darn cute! Love the hair!

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  12. BEST boy onesie I have seen! i ADORE THIS! And it's just in time for easter;-)

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  13. That little boy is just too cute! Love the hair do by the way!!! What a fun retro idea.

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  14. I am so glad you did this! Just what that contest needs! I hope you win!

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  15. Oh my! I don't which is cuter...the shirt or that darlin' baby boy!

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  16. That is adorable!!! and your little guy is too :) I hope you win!

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  17. Very Hansome indeed! Awesome job and great to see a "Real Man". Good Luck.

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  18. That is freaking adorable!

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  19. Oh my goodness. How do you not just eat him up at every given opportunity? And the tux shirt?? too sweet.

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  20. very very clever mama! love love love this idea!

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  21. Oh my goodness....your little ruffle-wearer is unbelievably adorable!!!! I SO agree that real men wear ruffles. I'm on a total ruffle kick these days....now I'm thinking I can work it on my boys too ;)

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  22. Absolutely adorable. Love it.

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  23. Visiting from Today's Creative Blog and I have to say, this is adorable! (Your tuxedo onesie *and* your little boy!) Wonderful job.

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  24. SUPER CUTE, your blog has the BEST boy stuff!!... Thats why I made one :) I posted about it on my blog (ignore the crappiness of the blog) here...
    http://chasingraysoriginal.blogspot.com

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  25. so cute and pratic!

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  26. oh my gosh! I LOVE it!!! And he is the cutest!

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  27. hey! Thank you so much for making this! I have a little nephew on the way and I've been wanting to make him a tuxedo onesie with ruffles. I searched and searched but until I saw yours I hadn't found anything close to what I was thinking. I thought I was going to have to make it all up myself (that could be scary)and I wasn't sure that it wouldn't turn out too girly! Touche! (sp?)

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