When I saw the pink onesie included in my envelope from www.dollarstorecrafts.com ‘s Super Secret Stashbusting Challenge, I knew that I could cut it up and use the fabric to make some things but it seemed to be in perfect condition and I just couldn’t bear to do that. As I looked at some of the other items in the envelope, a design for embellishing the onesie began to appear to me.
I began by using a piece of the flannel scrap that was in the envelope. It had such an adorable print on it that I thought it would be really cute on this little pink onesie. I adhered the felt to the onesie using some iron on fusible web I had in my sewing kit.
The ribbon on either side of the flannel with the little pink duckies on it came from the envelope as well but the rose trim at the top and bottom was a scrap from my stash. I attached both of those using Aleene’s fabric glue.
For the off-white roses, I used the same scraps of pantyhose I had on hand and the same technique that I used for the picture frame I made. I did find that being on a piece of fabric that will move around as someone wears it (as opposed to being on something stationary like the picture frame), it was not sufficient to just glue the roses together. I needed to do a bit of hand sewing as well to stitch them together at the points where each coil joins together. I also didn’t feel that it would be appropriate to glue the roses to the onesie – no matter how good the glue, I don’t think it would hold up to movement so I hand stitched the roses to the onesie. Please note: I am no expert when it comes to sewing, especially hand sewing so if I can do it, you can do it!
Now, for a little touch on the back of the onesie, I used a strip of pink gingham fabric (not the same as the pink gingham stiff ribbon I have used before) to create a ruffle on the bottom.
I did a simple basting stitch and then pulled the string to shirr it up. I left the edges raw because I liked the looks of it and held the ruffle in place with some simple handstitching. I’d like to go back and stitch it again to make it more secure and neater but I was away at the time I was doing this part and had to work with the needle and thread I had along with me and the limited time I had available to me.