I had a lot of fun making a tiny little baby gift for a friend. I forgot how much I enjoy making little itty bitty girl clothes.
My little lady is not so itty bitty anymore.
But I put together a sweet little outfit, perfect for your own little girl………or to gift to someone else.
I just used the Abigail Bootie pattern from my shop here. And then used the same concept as the Lily skirt pattern, also in my shop……but just shrunk the dimensions to fit a tiny little girl.
For the top, I cut out a rectangle of cotton that was as wide as I wanted, and about twice as long as I wanted the finished ruffle to be. Before cutting, I also added a 1/2 inch to all sides, for a seam allowance. I folded under each side a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch and sewed it into place. Then I did the same with the top and the bottom. Then I placed a basting stitch (big stitch), without back-stitching, down the center of the rectangle. Then I pulled the top thread at one end and ruffled the fabric until the desired size. Then I pinned it to the onesie and sewed into place with 3 different parallel stitches. (To see some gathering in action, click here.)
And that’s it.
You can just make the onesie and use a different skirt pattern to match….or if you have the Lily skirt pattern, adapt it to fit a little girl. Or just make several little onesie’s to use with whatever pants or skirts the child already has.
Turns into a fun little project.