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Topic: Recycled baby jumper... (my first posted project...yeah!)  (Read 1371 times)
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« on: February 05, 2009 03:08:29 PM »

So I just noticed that there is a tutorial for something very close to this.  Mine is similar, but there are differences...

For example, I didn't use the neck/sleeves unaltered (because I was using a bigger shirt), and I did the crotch part pretty different.

Here is my first attempt- I used an old cruddy tshirt first so I wouldn't muck up a cute one:)

Here is how I cut out the sleeves/neck.  Just like in the other tutorial, I used a jumper that fit well, but I didn't use it to cut out the bottom, only the neck and arms.  For this one I made the sleeves a little shorter to avoid the shoulder seams (the shirt is a women's med, I believe, and form fitting).  For the bottom I just cut clear down to the seam, then sewed the sides first (makes it kinda look like a night gown Smiley)

And this is how I figure out how to do the crotch:

I put the "nightgown" on my "model" (my normal model was sleeping while I was trying to take pics to post, so bunny is his stand in- this is a role bunny often fills, as he is pretty darn close to the size of a baby) and pulled the back up through the crotch, like so...

Then mark where to cut the back and the front with a pin.  Does that make sense?

Then I cut the FRONT to look like this, leaving enough to serge the edge then turn and topstitch (cut the FRONT only- the reason you can't see the back is because I pre cut the front using my previously made jumper as a template)Cut the back straight across but long enough to reach through the crotch as before.

Then I just serged the edge, then turned and topstitched all around.  Looks like this finished:

And then I am going to put snaps in the crotch, but I haven't bought snap pliers yet!

365 days with no new clothes (not even for the kiddos!)... Can I do it?  Check out my blog- www.thethingswedoforourkids.blogspot.com
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2009 03:27:12 PM »

I LOVE the face your baby is making in the first pic!

This is the first "make your own onesie" post I've seen... I like the idea =D  I'll have to store this away for several years down the road...
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2009 04:14:43 PM »

Brilliant, and I love that baby!
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2009 05:57:07 PM »

Huh, it's not supposed to be a onesie (his legs are bent- it's supposed to be like shorts, kinda).  BUT all you'd have to do is trim up the sides a little more and voila... onesie!

And yea, he's cute isn't he?  That first pic is his surprised/overstimulated face.  There was a much cuter one with him smiling and everything, but his arms were crossed so you can't see the outfit.

365 days with no new clothes (not even for the kiddos!)... Can I do it?  Check out my blog- www.thethingswedoforourkids.blogspot.com
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2009 06:26:36 PM »

Adorable! And I like your crotch method a lot.  Oh, and Go Big Red!  Cool

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