Thursday, January 7, 2010

Fun Little Project

Caution!!! This project will leave you wanting a girl to try this on!!

I found this project on U Create. They had listed their top 10 tutorials for 2009 and this was #1. It was the first time I had seen it. They used cotton strips and added ruffles on the bum of a onsie. For the first onsie I pretty much followed the tutorial direction (except I used 2 layers of tulle) but didn't LOVE it. It is cute but we wanted it much fluffier. Here is the first one. I appliqued something on the front of all of them too.
Cute right.... But here is the next one I did. The strips are 3 inches wide and the whole width of the tulle. I stacked 3 layers of tulle and I only did 2 rows instead of 3. When you sew the tulle on you kind of have to scrunch the rows really close together. When you are done separate all the layers of tulle so it looks fuller (most important part).
What do you think?? If you try it let me know. Each onsie cost me about $2.50 (but if you got a good deal on onsies it could cost way less) and took about half an hour. That beats the $25 you will pay on etsy huh? Isn't this perfect when you are home all day and your baby just hangs out in a onsie? I'm thinking this would be a great baby shower gift. And I'm sort of thinking you won't forget tummy time anymore. I'm pretty sure this would actually encourage it!!


Sunny Tuesday said...

I had the same problem with the rows too far apart. I never dreamed of using tulle and it is way too precious! :)

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Too cute! You are right, I so want a little girl to try this on!!