10 Minute Onesie Dress - Easiest Dress Ever
Hello, when you read this DIY you will be like "That's it, I'm buying a sewing machine." SO SIMPLE. It's a onesie with a skirt around it, cute AND comfy:
Find out how to make this 10 Minute Onesie Dress (with finished seams through no work of your own!) after the jump...
10 Minute Onesie Dress
1. Acquire one onesie and 1/4 yard of cute cotton fabric (mine from City Craft, isn't it pretty? get it online here: Amy Butler Sweet Jasmine in Navy). Pre-wash and iron:
2. Fold one long edge under 1/4" and iron, then another 1/4" and iron and stitch in place to create your hem. jacinda also suggested you could use a cute tea towel and it would already have a hem, so you could skip this part and have like a seven-minute onesie dress.
3. Sew a basting stitch along the other long side:
3. Pull the bobbin thread to gather it until it is twice the width of your onesie (when it's slightly stretched out). For my size large gerber onesies i made mine 18":
4. Fold it in half right sides facing:
Sew together and finish the edges by serging, sewing with a zig zag or overlock stitch or cutting with pinking shears:
Turn your skirt inside out to admire:
5. Now take your onesie and draw a line at the waist across the front and back with a washable or air-erasable marker:
Turn it inside out and do the same thing on the inside:
Now turn your skirt inside out and arrange the seam to one side:
With your onesie right-side out, slip it headfirst through the skirt with the front facing up, like so:
Unbutton the bottom of the onesie and flip it over the skirt. Line up the edge of the skirt with the lines you drew and pin through all the layers so you've trapped your skirt edge in onesie fabric:
Sew all the way around with a 5/8" seam. So mine is a little messy, who cares?
Flip it all around! DONE! And your unfinished skirt edge is encased in onesie softness so as not to bother baby:
See, onesie goodness:
Yay! What do you think? Do you want a sewing machine now? I swear you can do this, so easy. You could also applique or embroider something cute to the chest for matchy fun.