It’s been a fashion statement on and off for at least ten years — the one-shouldered top. Some lovingly refer to it as the “asymmetrical top.” I remember my prom dress was an asymmetrical number. So as I got to brainstorming, I thought: if we see this with woman’s designer clothes, and high school girl prom dresses, why not infant girl clothes? Why not indeed! (There are many exceptions to this train of thought. Do not apply this logic to many other things, please!)
You will need:
- plain, prewashed onesie
- fabric pencil or marker
- fabric scissors
- one yard bias tape (homemade or purchased)
- sewing machine with coordinating (or matching) thread
To start, draw the shape of the new neckline. This will go from under the arm to the outer edge of the neck on the other side.
Cut with your fabric scissors.
Take your bias tape and pin it to the inside of the onesie along the new neckline and the arm hole. In the picture below, I’ve just started the pinning process.
Sew it in place.
Confession: I ripped out my original bias tape (shown above) so that I could follow the remainder of the original onesie neckline curve. I’m so glad I did because I think it really does improve the final product. A zoom-in of what I’m talking about below:
Back to the tutorial: Fold the bias tape over, pin, and sew on the front to secure. An in-progress pic for you below:
Or should I say, I thought I was done. As I was starting my photo shoot with my little girl, I realized that the swoop I cut out was maybe a bit too low or the onesie was just a little too loose. In other words, she wasn’t very lady like with it as is.
But without fear, I grabbed some more of my bias tape and made a quick little strap just by sewing the tape closed and then sewing it on to the onesie.
Now I’m done. Much more lady-like.
Do you recognize the bias tape fabric?? If you’ve been following this onesie embellishment series, then you’ve seen it before: here, here, and here. Yes that actually means I took the time to make the bias tape! I followed the instructions in my book,* and although it took me awhile (probably because it was the first time I ever made it the real way), I felt very pleased that it turned out how it was supposed to! Of course, you could always used purchased tape!
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