Dressed up Tulle Onesie//tutorial for Mama Says Sew

Thought I'd bring this little sucker "home" today!

Shucks.  Just shucks.  I'm so happy to be guest posting for the baby series at Mama Says Sew!

Oh and {nostalgia geek alert!} Terra's ruffled flower leggings were one of the first things I attempted to sew.  You know!  Back when I was re-teaching myself how to sew and I was too scared to blog about things?  Yes.  Back then.  So thank you for inspiring me, Tara!  :)

Now.  Onward.

I have a super fast, fun project today!  I mean, I can never truly "time" my projects since I get interrupted with "Madelyn just knocked my tower down!" about every ten minutes, but even between the chaos, this one didn't take much time at all.  Huzzah!

It's a:

And all you need is:

Note:  I like to use the stretchy soft tulle for projects like this.  I purchased mine from Joann.  It's a little more expensive, but it washes well and doesn't scratch.  Worth it!

Also, I added the gold peter pan collar just like I did here.  But there are tons of ways to dress up a onesie--just ask pinterest.

With the stretch pulling from left to right, cut your tulle into a lopped off triangle.  Use your onesie as a guide on the width.  I added a little extra for seam allowance as well.  Also, I ended up taking about 2 inches off of the length when I was done.  It seemed a little long, just sayin'.

I cut 8 skirt pieces because I wanted 4 total skirt layers.

Take two pieces of tulle and sew down the side in a zig zag.

Continue to do this with the other pieces of tulle.  Like so:

Flip each skirt piece right side out and layer them by placing one inside the other.

Place the onesie inside the skirt.  Your skirt pieces and onesie should match up to be the same width. Make sure the side seams meet up on either side and pin the skirt piece all the way around the onesie ensuring that you have all the layers of tulle connected.

Attach the skirt to the onesie by shirring around the entire onesie with your elastic thread in the bobbin.  {For an excellent shirring tutorial, go here}.  How many times you want to go around is up to you, but I went around four times.

And there you have it!  Super cute, super fast and super easy.

Sorry, too many "supers" going on here, I'd better end this post.... :)

Thanks so much for having me Terra!

And check out the fun baby giveaway going on!  See ya around! 


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