Did you know that Joann's sells those packs of white Gerber onesies (don't forget your coupons)? Talk about blank slate to let inspiration roll! I may have mentioned that my brother and his wife are having a little girl. Their baby shower (sadly STATES, many miles, away) was last night and these were part of the gift package that I sent.
I had SO MUCH FUN with these!
For this one I bought a pack of paper doilies from the Dollar Store (I have TONS left over), cut it into different size pieces, laid them on the onesie and then used fabric paint over the doily. I thought the pattern looked very nautical, almost like rope. I tie some little bows in matching blue grosgrain ribbon and hand stitched one at the neck and then several on the bum (LOVE it!). I also had some white cord and used the same ribbon to make a little headband.
This one has been in my head ever since I did this tutorial. I'm SO glad I finally had an excuse to do this! I used this crazy rainbow printed knit and just cut out the colors I liked, but it left some fun shading. Then I tried my hand at a little embroidery flossing. I didn't get a picture of the little clip I did for this one because I literally was blowing the glue dry as I was wrapping the packages. lol
I found a little iron on initial (the baby's name starts with "O") for this one. By way, my new favorite way to initially attach an applique is with spray adhesive, thank you Adventures in Dressmaking! The headband has a bunch of different sized hearts layered on top of each other.
Another blue one for you! My friends tease me, but I LOVE putting girls in colors you don't expect. I took a lot of tips from this tutorial for the "necklace" and then some tulle and ribbon for the flower. I made a larger version of the same flower for the little clip. Once again, I LOVE adding something fun on the bum!
Here is a little tip, if you have lots of cute baby clips but your sweet baby is a baldy (like mine was), just attach the clips to a plain headband!
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