I decided that I just had to try my hand at a ruffled onesie after reading this post on Homemade by Jill. I used the tutorial she had posted about and I opted to use her idea of knit fabric so that no hemming/serging was needed for the ruffles. The picture makes the ruffles look a bit crooked but I think it was the angle of the picture (that is my story...and I am sticking to it...as it could not have been my sewing technique :) !). This was really easy...I love a fast and easy project; it feels so satisfying.
I wanted to also add something to the front of the onesie. I decided to try a reverse applique. I have seen this idea blogged in several different places...but I just winged it. I cut out the letter "K" and then turned the onesie inside out. I positioned the letter (backwards) on the inside of the onesie and then I added a layer of lightweight interfacing on top (slightly bigger than the letter). I then ironed the interfacing to the letter/onesie, which was for a two-fold purpose: 1) to add a stabilizer to the knits, especially the onesie and 2) to help keep the letter in place while sewing. I then chose a knit stitch on my machine and stitched around the letter. I actually went around the letter a couple of times. I then turned the onesie right side out and cut (this somehow felt wrong for some reason) out the part of the onesie covering the letter. Below is the result:
I have also been wanting to make a pair of baby legs since my daughter was smaller...but just never got around to it. I had purchased the socks and it coordinated with the pink knit fabric, so I decided to also whip up a pair of the baby legs. Again, this inspiration came from Homemade by Jill and I used the tutorial she recommended. The picture quality is less than ideal...but again, these were super easy. I would make a ton of these, but I haven't seen a lot of cute, cheap socks.
Here is the finished "outfit"....the pinks don't exactly match...but I think it will still be wearable!
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