16 August 2008

custom onesies

Because our little been was pretty small for the first month or so, we didn't have a ton of "outfits" that fit. She spent most of her time in various onesies, many of them hand me downs from our friend Margot.

I am all for simplicity, but onesies aren't the most exciting apparel. So, taking a cue from Margot's mom, Nici, we did some easy embellishment with fabric appliqu├ęs. Nici has created some really wonderful elaborate designs including our favorite chicken shirt, but I kept it simple with basic squares and geometric cutouts. Using Heat-n-bond, a fabulous product I discovered through my sewing class, I would iron the pieces too the onesie. Then I secured them with stitching, either a simple border or a coordinating zigzag over the whole piece.

(the inspiration)

The result are some not-so-basic basics.


Patia said...


dig this chick said...

Hey! Nice work! Love them and he amazing room, you EPer. Congrats on coming to terms with it all....we all have our own mama hurdles and this was yours. I think you figured it out beautifully.