While everyone is hunkered inside with oodles of snow outside (or in my case, freezing rain), how about some thoughts about warm weather clothes for our infant girls? It will be warm again, right? This idea begins to think spring or summer by turning the plain onesie into a fun tank. And the best part, this one’s simple!
What you will need:
- plain, pre-washed onesie
- contrasting fabric for trim and straps (mine was a remnant from an old knit shirt)
- sewing machine
- coordinating thread
So let’s begin!
Take your plain onesie and cut right under the arms all the way around, like the picture below.
Take a strip of fabric at least the length of the circumference of your newly cut edge, fold it over that edge, and pin it in place. I recommend leaving roughly 1/2″ all round on the inside, with about 2″ showing on the outside. This process is similar to putting bias tape around an unfinished edge. I used a knit fabric, so the ends don’t ravel if you leave them unfinished, which makes things easier. If you choose another type of fabric, you will need to finish the ends (serge, zig-zag, etc.)
Then I sewed close to the top edge all the way around, like the diagram below shows.
Next I had to make the straps. Cutting two pieces of fabric, I folded them over twice (almost rolled them, really) and pinned them in place as shown in the picture below.
Then I attached my straps to the tank, and voila!! A onesie tank!
(Modeled by my daughter below on a 33 degree day in February.)
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