Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: Aztec Print Onesie

5.16.2014

Aztec Print Onesie

I told myself I wasn't going to make any onesies for Claire. Onesies are basic items that get stained quickly and are grown out of quickly. Then I found some adorable aztec print knit fabric in the remnant bin at Joann's. (Geez, when do I ever buy fabric from the bolt at full price!?) It was a remnant that was too small to use for me so it became a onesie and some baby leggings for this fall.
I used a free onesie pattern which is great and has multiple versions, but it's all in German. So I'm not sure if I made it correctly or not. I made the shoulder overlap version. I messed up somewhere because the sleeves were too small for the body which I could only correct by making the body really tight. She'll just have to wear it a lot before she grows out of it!
The fabric is so soft but has great stretch and return. Instead of doing hems I finished all the ends with homemade knit bias tape. This time it was a success, probably my first ever! I need to keep practicing, so I won't be so afraid of it.
How great is her hair? If I don't comb it down when it's still wet after her bath, then it sticks straight up.
That face. Babies are the best.
Heather

8 comments:

  1. I just love Schnabelinas pattern - you can also easily adjust it to become a T-shirt...
    She also has some great youtube videos explaining the sewing process - they are in German but very well filmed, so you'll probably get something out of them even without understanding the words...

    Daniela

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  2. Love that fabric and that hair!! I'd love for you to link this up with this week's Tuesday Sews Giveaway at PiePie Designs: http://www.piepiedesigns.com/2014/05/tuesday-sews-giveaway-may-13.html

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  3. Omg- Claire is cuter by the minute! I love her adorable onesie- we lived in them for summer- I think it was easy for me because it was one thing to take off/put on between every burpy mess or diaper explosion:) I'm loving all your baby girl sewing- I can definitely see your "sewing for Henry" experiences showing through. Claire's wardrobe is more hip and less frilly than a lot of girl sewing. I love your aesthetic is what I'm trying to tell you! I'm wondering if you added a seam allowance. Most euro patterns dont include them. But you probably already knew that!

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  4. Very cute. And so funny about buying remnants. I love the remnant bin. My kids love it too. They are always searching through it to find stuff mom might like.

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  5. You need to add seam allowance to everything. Only where you add ribbing you should cut it out without a seam allowance.
    I don't know whether that was the problem. In Germany patterns are almost always without a pre-added seam allowance.
    Sorry for my poor english and by the way: I love your blog!

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  6. LOVE that fabric. Good choice on the leggings too. Can't wait to see those!

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