Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Ruffled Baby Shirt

Girls are so fun! I went to one of our local thrift stores that has baby stuff, and I got a few plain onsies for 50 cents or so, with the intention to dress them up! For the fabric for the ruffles, I just used some scraps I had laying around.


1. Cut your strips for your ruffles. You can do as many layers as you want, I did 3. Sew one edge of the strips with the widest stitch on your machine. Then pull one of the strings to make it ruffle. Arrange the ruffles however you like, then sew onto the onsie.
 2. Sew the top layer first, then add each strip underneath one at a time, and try and sew as close together as possible, or farther away depending on the look you want.

ALL DONE! I added the little rosette because when I pulled off the price tag, I made a hole in the onsie... SO, I just added a little accessory!


  1. So cute! You inspired me to get crafty with a T-shirt. I am going to attempt to make it over into a tank. If it is not a disaster I'll send you pictures.

  2. This is adorable. I am new to sewing and will definitely have to give this a try for my baby girl. New follower coming over from Gingersnaps. Hope you'll stop by my blog and follow back. :)

  3. This is so cute!! I am featuring it on my blog on Friday, hope you come by and check it out!



  4. I made some of these, and in my first boutique they were the biggest hit. Yours is darling!! I think I love it more than the ones I made.

  5. This is so cute! Have you used it? I always worry that the stitching is going to snap and pull out of the onesie as soon as it is stretched to put onto baby.....

  6. This is so adorable! :) I'm here from the Sassy Sites linky party... I'm a new follower, and I would love for you to check out my blog too! :)

  7. Adorable - great way to turn something so plain into something so cute!

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  8. i want to start doing something like this for my daughter's clothes too.

    great DIY


  9. Just beautiful! Great cover up of the hole too!:)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Adorable!!! I love this! I wish adults could wear things as cute!!! (but that might be a little odd!)

  11. Looking forward to making some for our new little one due here in about 3 weeks. And will take the same idea for my 2 1/2 year old girl so they can have matching tops.