July 19, 2010

You dressed him in WHAT?

I wanted to share the tutorial for my SYTYC entry last week.  Our theme was Dollar store crafts.  I wanted to make something useable.  I headed to the dollar store and was excited to see they had onesies there.  I picked up a pink one, two dishtowels and made this.

The only problem was I didn't have a girl baby the right size to model is for me, so my sweet little Baden had to suffer through this.  He's a real trooper (and he can't talk enough to defend himself.)

Okay, so here's the how to.  The best part is that I didn't have to hem anything.  I utilized all the existing hems on the towels.  Here we go.  Sew the two towels together.  Create two equal length strips from the towels - one longer and one shorter.  I'm not going to give you lengths, because it depends on what size you want the skirt to be.  You could probably make a skirt ranging from baby size up to a 3T with two towels.

Now that you have the two strips laying out just like a skirt, flip up the top layer (follow the pictures) and sew the two layers together.

When you've sew them together you should be able to flip them back over and have it look like this.

Now you'll sew it into a skirt by matching the edges up.  You can sew the two short layers together.  Then sew the long layers together, but leave a one inch gap at the top.  Sew around the top of the skirt and inch down to create a casing for the elastic.  Lace the elastic through it, sew the elastic, and then sew the gap shut.  (Your elastic should be a little smaller than the waist of the skirt wearer.)

That's it.  Then I sewed on some extra moda crochetted ricrac trim I had and a few buttons on to the onesie to bring all the colors together. 

Now you've got a cute little number that only cost $3.  Bam!  (That sounded like a good sound effect to use here.  If you don't like it try Wham!  or Woo-Baby!)

Once again, it's a new week and you can stop by SYTYC to vote.  This week's theme is baby gifts.

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