Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Onesie to tiered tulle dress

I was cleaning out my daughter's closet today and found a few things I could use for sewing projects. I completely forget about this onesie I purchased last year.

I am sure I purchased it because of the price...I'm such a sucker for a good bargain!

My daughter is only two years old but I don't really like her wearing onesies anymore. To be honest, I don't think she's worn one in well over a year. Why did I buy this?? I know I would never put it on her but I didn't want to get rid of something that would still fit so I decided to turn it into something else.

My current favorite clothing item on my daughter is this adorable Old Navy tiered dress.

I purchased it last summer to use for a Grandparents Day photo gift.

I used the dress for inspiration in making my onesie into something wonderful.

I cut the onesie to match the top of the dress.

Then I used t-shirt fabric to cut pieces for the bottom. I sewed two matching pieces together to make a skirt.

I sewed the wrong sides together to attach the skirt to the top of the onesie.

After turning it right side out, it looked like this:

I could have just added a cute ruffle to the bottom and been done, but I was really excited to add a few layers of ruffled tulle.

I folded purple tulle and cut it into three equal strips.
I then folded each strip in half and used a basting stitch to close the open ends. I pulled the strings to gather the tulle into a ruffle. I scrunched the ruffle until each tulle piece was the width of the skirt. Then I stitched the ruffled tulle onto the skirt in three sections. I was very pleased with the outcome!

My daughter called it a princess dress and twirled around in it before bedtime.


Jessica Stoker said...

This is so cute! Great idea and very inventive!

Angie said...

Such a great idea! I love the simple tulle over the skirt!

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