And of course our images found in our patterns look adorable. The above picture features a flower from our Quite Contrary pattern. We've also used bunny foo foo from Hopping Through the Forest, Jill sans Jack from Jack & Jill, etc, etc- or you could just go with nothing. Like I'm going to do.
First, you'll need a onsie and a 1/2 yd. of fabric (the half yard (18") will essentially be folded in half for the length of your skirt. Meaning, 18" is really a 9" skirt. That's a nice length for girls 6-24 mo. size. Any younger, you'll need to trim your 18" side down to about 15". Of course, this is all personal preference to some degree. The girl above is wearing a 12 mo. onsie with a 1/2 yard of fabric)
I hope all that made sense.
First, you'll need to make some kind of mark on your onsie, where you'd like the skirt to begin. Since it's just a quick splice, I fold the onsie up and crease it.
This makes a "top" and "bottom" of your awesome dress. If you'd like to applique, or stitch, or glue, or whatever something on top, you would do it now. Applique towards the top (top 1/3) of the "shirt" part.
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Sew 1/4 inch.
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|"Mom, I do not need another dress. Seriously. Also, I'm tired."|
Now, take the top of your onsie, and place it in the gathered skirt so all raw edges match up. Pin together (make sure the seam of the skirt lines up with a seam of the top) and baste.
Once your top is attached to your skirt, un-snap the bottom of your onsie, turn it inside out, and place it around the dress, making sure the front and back are lined up and in the right place. The onsie seams should match up. You're basically sewing your onsie back together. The longer part of the onise should line up with the back of the dress, and the short side to the front.
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