I have been having so much fun lately making things for baby girl! I love that I can do things myself, but have also found that since I can I am a whole lot more picky! I have been making most everything for her nursery because I can’t find the colors I want in the stores. That’s ok I am having fun making things for her! I love how this baby outfit turned out, so I wanted to share a tutorial with you so you can make your own! This outfit could easily be modified to a different size for an older age. This tutorial is for a 0-3 month size.
What you will need:
1/4 yard to 1/2 yard of both fabrics depending on what direction you want the pattern going.
A baby onsie
1/4″ wide elastic
You are going to start by cutting out 2 pieces of fabric for the body of the skirt that are 6″x14″. You are also going to cut out in the opposite fabric 2 pieces that are 2″x14″ (not pictured) for the bottom of the skirt. You will cut out one 2″x2″ square for the bow knot. Cut 1 4″x4.5″ for the bow. And last cut 3 12″x2″ strips for the ruffle on the onsie.
1. Iron your knot in half. Then unfold and iron both sides in to the middle.
2. Iron in half.
3. Iron your bow piece in half hot dog style. Set both knot and bow aside.
4. Pin the bottom piece and body piece of your skirt right sides together. Sew together.
5. Iron open the bottom and body. Place the back and front two pieces right sides together and sew both short sides closed.
6. Now fold over the top part of the skirt 1 3/4″.
7. Sew close to the edge of the top pice all the way around.
8. Make sure you leave about an inch opening to slide the elastic in.
9. Either mark down and inch from the top with a disappearing fabric pen or use the line on your sewing machine for an inch as your guide and sew all the way around. You don’t need to leave an opening for elastic this time.
10. Now it is time to hem! I used a rolled hem foot to make it easy. If you don’t have one just make a tiny hem at the bottom by folding and ironing. You could also serge the bottom if you wanted.
11. Time to thread the elastic through the casing you just created! Cut your elastic to 14″. I put a safety pin on the end of the elastic and bunch/pull the fabric until I get to the starting point!
12. Sew the two elastic ends together. Then sew shut your one inch opening.
13. Take your bow piece you set aside earlier and starting on the long end sew two sides shut. Turn right side out.
14. Now take your knot piece and sew both sides. Then fold in half and sew the ends together.
15. Turn right side out so you have a little circle!
16. Take your bow piece and fold the open end in. Sew around all four sides.
17. Slide your bow piece inside your knot piece!
18. Position the bow on the skirt where you would like it just under the elastic casing. Pin in place and sew along the seam you sewed on the knot. Your skirt is all finished! Now just trim off any threads. I did not zig zag stitch or serge any of the seams, but the inside looks nicer if you do. If you want to maybe add a little extra to your dimensions to increase your seam allowances to allow for that.
Now its time for the onsie! Hem the bottom of the ruffle, unless you cut on the bias. Ruffle each strip to the size of the onsie.
19. Pin the ruffle onto the onsie right sides together with the bottom of the ruffle facing up. Sew in place.
20. Now flip the ruffle right side up and sew another seam on the very top.
21. Add your next ruffle under the first and sew in place. Repeat for your third ruffle.
22. Flip the little flap on the onsie sleeve over your ends of the ruffles and sew in place to encase your ruffle ends!
Cut off any threads you are done!!
I love the way it turned out and I can’t wait to put it on my little munchkin!! If you make one I would love to see yours! These would make great baby gifts. I think I might have to make a few to have on hand for any baby girls born!