I always been a fan of dressing Melanie in T-shirts and pants instead of onesies. Call me a lazy bitch but it just seems easier to deal with pants over snaps AND pants.
DIY: Turn a Onesie into a T-Shirt
So when I found the cutest onesie the other day, I decided to bust out my semi-DIY skills and make it into a little tee.
In case you wanna know, here's how to turn a onesie into a T-shirt:
Here's what you'll need:
Here's how it breaks down:
Gather your supplies and lay out the onesie on a flat surface.
Using the old T-shirt as a pattern (lay it on top of the onesie and match up the shoulder seams), cut the bottom off the onesie.
Don't forget to add about a 1/2 an inch for a seam allowance.
Turn the tee inside out and lay it on your ironing surface.
Turn the bottom up to make a 1/2 inch seam and press (don't stretch!) with the iron.
Use a straight stitch on your sewing machine and sew one seam closer to the cut edge. If you have a Serger, skip this step and just run a seam around the cut edge.
Be sure to gently pull the fabric as you sew so the knit can stretch properly.
Next, sew another seam closer to the folded edge. This will create a nice double seam that matches those generally found on onesies.
Turn the T-shirt right side out and enjoy!
Melanie looks adorable in her semi-DIY T-shirt (especially with a tutu!), This project was so easy that I'm planning on making LOTS more of these.