Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Baby Present for Neighbor

My neighbor had a little girl last Friday so I thought it would be nice to make her something. So I whipped up this onesie and skirt to give to her. I used this tutorial for the skirt and then just appliqued (use heat and bond then sew on) some pears and apples from the fabric on a onesie. I made it to fit a 3-6 month old baby. This entire outfit only took me 20 minutes to make. The skirt was probably the easiest thing I've made thus far and it turned out so cute. So give it a try it's super easy I promise! Another thing I love about this skirt is it takes hardly any fabric. You could get a fat quarter or dig through the remnant bins at Hobby Lobby and make these skirts for $1!

*One tip to make cutting easier is to use wrapping paper to make a pattern for the rectangle. Most wrapping papers have 1 inch squares on the back so you just have to count and cut out the shape. I do this for every rectangle/square I have to cut out because I hate measuring squares/rectangles by hand and having the pattern helps me cut more accurately. Then after you are done you can keep your pattern to make it again later.

* Another nice thing about this skirt is that it can be made to fit different baby sizes. The smallest is probably 3-6 months using the tutorial measurements, but you could make it bigger by gathering less in the waistline. You could probably even play with the rectangle measurements to get it down to newborn size.