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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