As I told you about here, my sweet friend Jessica is pregnant. Ever since I found out, I have been itching to make sweet little baby things. However, we still don’t know if it is a boy or a girl so that limits what I can do. However, after I made my Mississippi State t-shirt, I thought a boy or girl could sport a cute little collegiate onesie gown! Since the baby’s parents are huge Clemson fans, I started with orange chevron fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby and an onesie.
A few tips to add:
Pay attention to the layout of the design on the fabric before you cut it. I was just happily following the tutorial, and when I cut my fabric the way it describes, I was going to end up with vertical chevron.
I am a horizontal chevron girl so for a moment I was in a panic – as you know me, I like immediate results, and I only had the one yard of fabric. So the thought of having to go to the store to get more fabric, then having to wait while it got laundered was too much for me to handle. So then I calmed down and got the half of the piece of fabric that I cut off. It was so very close to 24” (which the tutorial also mentions can be used for a less gathered gown). In that the little baby wearing this gown could be a boy, I figured a less gathered version might not be so bad. So I ventured ahead.
I used 1/2’” elastic at the bottom of the gown cut to a length of 16”.
For the embellishment (of course normally I would do a monogram here – but in that we don’t even know if it is a boy or a girl, we certainly don’t know the monogram yet!) I chose to do heat transfer vinyl over an embroidered design. Embroidery goes thru to the back of the garment and can irritate the sensitive skin of newborns.
Also, something I didn’t do on this gown as I realized it after it was put together is that in that once the cotton fabric is sewn onto the onesie, it inhibits it from stretching much; therefore, after washing and cutting the onesie, pull on it to stretch it out a bit before sewing on the fabric.
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