Lyndsie's Onesie Dress Tutorial
Onesie, cut in half. You can cut the onesie higher
than shown up for a babydoll style, or lower for a ruffle bottom onesie.
(TIP: Use a onesie
that is meant to be worn as a shirt, not the undershirt onesies that come in
packs of 3 or 5. The undershirt onesies are too fitted and might not work well
unless you have a slender baby)
If you are going to embroider the onesie, it is easier to
hoop after it's cut in half.
Fabric for skirt: Cut the fabric at least twice the
width of the onesie on the fold. The length should be slightly longer than
the lower half of the cut onesie.
Fabric for extension: Cut the width of the onesie on
the fold plus seam allowance. This band of fabric will replace the length
of the onesie lost to seam allowance, plus add a bit of length to the dress.
I cut mine 2inches for a 6 month size: 1.5 inches of added length plus .5
inches for seam allowances. (TIP: Cut
the band on the bias if using woven fabric so it will stretch with the onesie
and make for easier dressing)
With right sides together, stitch the narrow ends of the
skirt together and finish the edge.
Finish the hem of the skirt and set it aside.
I used a knit so I did a rolled hem, but you can do a
turned hem if you are using woven fabric or if you prefer that type of hem.
Now take the smaller fabric ban and stitch the narrow ends
with right sides together. Finish the edge.
Slide the band over the bottom of the onesie and stitch,
right sides together. Finish the edge.
Flip the band up and you'll have the lengthened bottom part
of the onesie.
Gather the skirt to the width of the bottom half of the onesie
and pin it with the right side of the onesie band touching the wrong side of the
Unsnap the bottom of the onesie, flip it all upside down
and inside out and slide it up over the onesie, so that the right side of the
onesie top is touching the right side of the skirt.
Pin and stitch. Finish the edge.
Turn it right side out.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!
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