I realized this morning that not only do I have to make three desserts before Thursday, but my daughter does not have a Thanksgiving outfit! I can't let her go through her first turkey day improperly dressed. A cursory look at available outfits did not satisfy the image I had of her staring longingly at the loaded table, and I was not going to spend $30 either. Hence this DIY project was born out of scraps I had around the house. No shopping required!
In this project I'll cover
*copying a pre-made onesie to make your pattern
*creating a unique design with fabric paint
*making your own bias tape
*putting it all together
*1/2 - 1 yard fabric for garment depending on your babies size
*1/2 yard fabric for bias tape, preferably 100% cotton
*small bit of tulle netting
*1 piece of printer paper
* fabric paint
Step 1: Creating the Onesie
Fold you fabric in half and place your onesie on the fold, backside down. Trace the back of the onesie, twice. The front side of a onesie is the same but with a deeper neck and shorter bottom flap. I used tailor's chalk, but whatever you want to use as long as it washes off. Tracing the arm hole can be a little tricky. You can use a tracing wheel and paper for an exact curve, if you like.
My example onesie has pointed overlapping flaps at the shoulders instead of a straight seam, I chose to just cut straight across because my purple fabric was not long enough, but if you want to copy this feature: measure how far the wing extends past where the garment naturally folds (the shoulder seam). continue your side seam that distance and simply curve your line back to meet the neck curve, just like you would do when copying the crotch of pants. This your way you do not have to awkwardly move the garment to trace the design feature.
Trace the sleeves on the fold, twice, just as you did for the front and back pieces
Unfold you two large cut fabric pieces and pick the front piece. Lay your cut fabric under your onesie front side down. Trace the deeper neckline and the shorter bottom flap of the front. Now, as you are going to put bias tape on the bottom and neck edges, cut right along the edge of your pattern onesie at these spots, but for the side and shoulder seams leave at least 1/3" of seam allowance.