Thursday, September 27, 2012

Christmas Onesie

Firstly, hi.  My name is Danya.  Pleased to meet you!

I live in Sydney, Australia.  I am mum to two lovely little girls - my sweet 2 year, 4 month old "JJ", and brand new almost 2 week old "Bee". I blog at Danya Banya, and would love to see you over there some time.

As a young girl I used to love to sew and craft, but these interests had been abandoned to drunken debauchery and other hedonistic pursuits that I loosely refer to as "my twenties". Now that I am older, (but not necessarily wiser), I've found my love for the craftier & prettier side of life has returned. I bought my sewing machine about a year ago, and am doing my best to re-learn all the tricks I used to know, and learn a ton of new ones along the way.

Anyway, on to today's refashion - a Christmas onesie for your new baby or perhaps as a gift for someone you know who is expecting.

Here's the front:

Front: before and after

 And here's the back:

Back: before and after

Using an existing plain onesie, I added the Christmas tree and holly designs on the front and back, using fabric and ribbon from my upcycle / scrap fabric collection. Essentially I cut out the shapes, pinned and then sewed using a wide zigzag stitch in a pale green cotton similar to the colour of the onesie, or white cotton on the white ribbon "tinsel". I didn't use any iron-on adhesive in this instance, but you could also use that if you didn't want to pin. (Although, I'm not sure that I like the idea of the glue on newborn clothing...)

I liked how it turned out so much that I made another one! Now I have one for my friend's newborn and one for my own. Come Christmas time, they can couple dress. :)

Second version: front

Second version: back

For more info, check out my original post here.



Helen @ Blue Eyed Beauty Blog said...

This is so cute!

Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

Unknown said...

Welcome another Aussie to Refashion Coop yey!

How cute, especially like the holly on the bum :)

Eric's EOD

The Renegade Seamstress said...

Really cute refashion!

Ernie's Mum said...

Really cute. Might try it myself. :)