We are heading over to Mendocino County the first weekend in August to see our Granddaughter Maliyah who will be celebrating her 1st birthday. I am whipping up some little frocks to take over.
One of the gals that I work with, Michelle, is having her first granddaughter and she made some little onesies like this. I absolutely loved the idea so I copied her!
Here's how I made it. I cut two pieces of fabric for the skirt...one is 9 inches by width of fabric and the other is 11 inches by width of fabric. I serged together the short ends of each strip of fabric to create two bands. Then I folded them in half with wrong sides together and laid them one on top of the other (no hemming this way). To gather them, I placed a cotton string next to the raw edge and zig zagged careful not to catch the string. Before drawing up the ruffle, I marked the piece in quarters and pinned those quarters to the quarters of the t-shirt. (front, back and sides) Then I pulled the string to gather the skirt. Pinned the ruffles in place and then surged them onto the skirt. It really is that quick and that easy!
Starting on dress #2 which will be completely different! More to be revealed! Finished #2 and a tutu this morning. Have to go get some pink and lavender ribbons to work into the tutu...on our way to town now!
Grandma is having fun!