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« on: August 26, 2008 02:01:48 PM »

Check it out! Look what adding sleeves can do for a plain onesie.



And a little scrap on the font to show off the red trike:



And since Owen's mom said I could, here's an action shot. (Isn't he the most adorable tyke?!)




I love the bike fabric (JoAnn's), and thought it would be cute for a little tyke. Sent it to my partner in the "A Week of Onesies" swap (the gallery is here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=262918.0). You can see the other onesies I did, and more action pics of the adorable Owen.

This is what I did to add the sleeves:

Trace the sleeve piece of an appropriate sized pattern (I used an Ottobre shirt pattern). Since the onesies were 12month, I used a 74 pattern.

Carefully stitch/serge it to the inside, on the seam allowance, *at the shoulders*. This way, they are part of the onesie but separate from the original sleeve.

Then I serged the length of the sleeve after sewing it on to the onesie. Turned the hem and faux twin-needle stitched. (Someday I'll have a coverhem machine.)

Clear as mud?

Probably easier the second time around. We'll see, because I definitely want to do it again.

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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008 03:32:32 PM »

Very cute!
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2008 03:42:06 PM »

that's a really good idea. I'm against white onesies because they get so dirty so fast but perhaps I could do it to some of my son's other clothes so he can still use them in the winter. Owen is so cute and stylish Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2008 05:21:57 PM »

How adorable!  Of course, it would have to require a serger, wouldn't it?   Smiley   Smiley   : 
As far as the white color, I find that one of the easiest to clean.  The Clorox bleach pen is amazing!! 
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2008 05:27:11 PM »

How adorable!  Of course, it would have to require a serger, wouldn't it?   Smiley   Smiley   : 
As far as the white color, I find that one of the easiest to clean.  The Clorox bleach pen is amazing!! 

you wouldn't necessarily need a serger. (Unless of course you're trying to justify a high $$ purchase. Then yes, yes you *do* need a serger!)  In fact, I was worried the knife would do damage, so part of it was done with the sewing machine.

Thanks for the nice comments!

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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2008 07:29:25 PM »

That is fantastic! Why oh why wasn't I on this site when my son needed onesies!?!
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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2008 08:09:34 PM »

a wee bit scared by the subject, but, hey, this is really cool!  Good idea for the babe's... we are going into the fall here and long sleeves are hard to come by for the baby 2nd hand, which is wot we buy.  short sleeved onsies are a dime a dozen.  thanks!
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