Saturday, February 04, 2012

Ruffle Butt Onesies!

So I'm FINALLY getting around to revealing the project I've been working on.  Three cheers for me!

I made these absolutely adorable personalized onesies!

Side note:  my autocorrect keeps wanting to change "onesies" to "onuses." What the heck are onuses?  Do I even want to know??


I was a hostess for my sister-in-law's baby shower this past weekend.  One of my favorite items from my son's baby shower was a set of personalized onesies, so I decided to make some for my little niece, Faith.  (Ahh!  I can't believe I'm going to be an auntie!)

I had planned everything out how I wanted them to look, following this Silhouette/appliqué tutorial from Jen @ My Own Road.

And then, I came across the ruffle butt onesies on Pinterest.

Can we say "OH. MY. GOODNESS"?

Immediately, I was obsessed!

I had planned on doing four, but they took me a lot longer to finish than I'd originally anticipated.  So I just did three.  I don't think they could have turned out better!

Apologies for the weird angled pics.  I forgot to snap
pictures of them until they were already hanging up.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the appliqués from fabric, which already had fusible interfacing ironed on. Then I ironed the cutouts to the onesies.

After I had them on, I applied some fray check, just to cut down on the fraying and then I straight-stitched them on.  I wanted them to fray a little (my sister-in-law likes the shabby-chic stuff), but I didn't want too much!

Note to self (and anyone else who cares):
Gingham frays like nobody's business!
I cut out my ruffles with pinking shears and applied fray check to the edges.  Then I followed the tutorial for sewing them on.

After washing the onesies, two of the ruffles started coming off.  GASP.  I guess my backstitching wasn't holding too well, even though I used a very gentle cycle!  SO... I re-sewed them and then went off to Walmart to get some liquid stitch, which was applied to the undersides of the ruffles for added support.

I also added a bit of the liquid stitch to the undersides of the appliqués for the same reason (and I used it to put the button on the last one... the needle wouldn't go through all the layers of ribbon). 

Yes, I know the ruffles are in the wrong order on this one.
It was the last one and I was sewing around midnight. :|
Anyway!  I just love how they turned out!  Apparently everyone else did, too, because I was asked numerous times if I had an Etsy shop or if I would take orders.  Ha!

First things first:  I need to make some for Hallie! :)


  1. oh my gosh, so cute!! You did an awesome job! The Silhouette is SO much fun, glad you're loving it :)

  2. These are sooo cute, Taylor! I can't wait to see more that you've made!!

  3. TAY - YOU HAVE TO OPEN AN ETSY SHOP!!! $$$$ and sewing all dayyy.

    And, I LOVE them! get my niece in some with an "h" asap!

  4. These are so cute:) Those little onesies can be a bit tricky to work with. (I also did a onesie outfit for the interest challenge!) You did a terrific job!

  5. These turned out super cute. I love to make onesies for baby showers. Now I just need a friend to have a little girl. Thanks for linking up to I Made It! Monday. Can't wait to see what you have this week.

  6. These are super cute... do you do take outside orders and how big do you go on the sizes? They are calling my nieces name.

  7. Very cute!

    Would love it if you would share it with my readers and post it on my web site - Join the Community and post as many projects as you like!




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