In my search for clothes small enough for The Bump, I wanted gowns. Lots and lots of them. But…they are A) WAY too expensive, B) very limited in styles and C) Online only so I can’t examine them.
So…yeah I made my own.
What you’ll need:
soft knit fabric
Cut your knit fabric. I bought 1/2 yd so that I could make a few accessories to go with like a hat. But I only used about a 16 inch length. Fold it in half, and sew it into a tube. I then gathered it just a tiny bit at the top to make sure I had a good even seam where the onesie meets the gown part.
Step 2: Cut the onesie just under the armpit
Step 3: Pin the gown part, inside out onto the top part of the onesie, and then sew. I used a straight stitch, but in hindsight should have done a zigzag for more stretch. Also…when I do the others, I will be gathering with elastic thread, rather than polyester, for even more stretch.
Step 4: Add elastic at the bottom opening.
I have gotten 2 done, and have 4 more to do, but they will be bigger than preemie/newborn sizes.
I think they turned out great! And they are so cute!
I have a few more baby items on my list to make, so I will share them for sure!