I don’t sew. At all. I don’t own a machine, and almost failed 9th grade textiles class when we had to make a pair of boxer shorts. The crotch killed me. So when I stumbled upon this adorable DIY courtesy of blogger …love Maegen via Pinterest, I thought there was no way could I pull this off.
One of the hopes for this blog was to be a source of inspiration for myself to tackle more DIY projects for baby and around the home. I have been scandalously slacking. Today during naptime I decided to give this one a go, and I must say it’s not too shabby!
1 – sleeper or onesie of your choice
1.5″ squares of fabric: use an old t-shirt, other onesie, sleeper etc. and cut up.
Needle & Thread (that part scared me but have no fear!)
I had previously acquired an adorable polka-dotted sleeper at a Baby Clothing Swap that had a broken zipper. The fabric was too darn cute to toss, and this turned out to be the perfect project for it.
Once I had cut up several squares of fabric, simply pinch them in the middle to create a folded flower of sorts to make one ruffle petal. Here you can see from below:
Simply throw whatever version of a stitch you like in to keep those folds in place. I made mine up. Like I said above, I can’t sew, but I can tie one heck of a knot and used to be not bad at suturing wounds at my pre-mat leave career.
Then attach the “ruffle” to the sleeper wherever your heart desires. I chose the shoulders and bum-bum. You will want to do a few in a row or clump to really make the ruffle…well…ruffle-y.
Here is the first ruffle petal from above. Cute, but I love ruffles and the more the merrier:
Completed shoulder ruffles:
Here’s the completed Bum-ruffle:
I ran out of ruffle fabric sooner than I had hoped, I really wanted to make her tushie SUPER ruffled. But less is more sometimes I suppose. And voila!
The finished project:
(I am a slow “sewer” if you can call this sewing)
Click on over here to see pictures on my cooperative live model :)