Wednesday, September 5, 2012

V and Co: how to: make an ombre ruffled flower onesie

nothing says girl like pink ruffles. so lets round out with what ruffles.
this one is one of my favorite ones. super easy, super texture-y and super cute. 

and then we talked about dying and appliquéing your doily on the onesie here.
so now lets talk about making ombre flowers for a onesie.

what you'll need:
-one onesie.
-4 strips of 11/2" by at least 10" of white jersey. (i got mine at joann's) but you can get some from amazon, or you can just take an old white t-shirt as well. 
-rit dye 
 to make your strips ombre:
-take one end and dip the strip 1/3 of the way in and then let 1/4 of the strip set inside the dye for about 5 minutes.
-flip it around and do it to the other side as well.

 to make your ruffles:
-place your machine to it's longest stitch (mine is #5)
-place the top thread by the spool in between your fingers, and give a little tension
on one side of your strip start sewing the running stitch as you hold the thread up above to give it tension, and watch your strip begin to ruffle.
 next take your ruffled strip and curl it into itself to create one flower.

i am holding the back of the flower this is what it should look like on the back, the one on the table is what it should look like on the front.

 next with a needle and thread, go through all layers of the bottom layer of the flower. make sure you do it a few time in different locations on the bottom so that it is secure.

now to attach the flowers onto the onesie.
there are a few ways to do this. the way i did it was to place a piece of cardboard inside the shirt, and place a few dabs of fabric glue on the back of each flower.
once i let it dry, i then went back and secured it with a few stitches in each flower onto the onesie.

but as you can see any there are a few gaps that get created whenever you move the onesie around, and i want it to look more like a we:
 make a few stitches in between on the flowers so that when the baby moves around she wont lose the shape of the corsage.

and now you have the means of making some super cute onesies.
go at it!


Ashley G. said...

Wonderful tutorials, love them all. I have 8 friends that are currently pregnant, what a great gift to bring to the hospital! Thanks for sharing your creativity! Ps. I cant wait to get my hands on your fabric line this fall! :)

Makell Wintle said...

Super cute Vanessa!

Lamb and George said...

My sister has been asking me for ages to make her a few girly singlets and I think these will be perfect for her. Love it.

Heather at Happy Chippy Junk said...

Dolies..where did you buy yours?

trish said...

So cute!! :o)

able mabel said...

So fun! I should do some for my baby...

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