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2.22.2012

Onesies to Tops - Two Ways





Hello!  Happy Wednesday to you all!

So in preparations for Emmylou turning TWO (!), we've been getting rid of all the clothes that no longer fit her, to make room for a new haul - she's grown like weeds in the past few months!  Isn't it so hard to get rid of their adorable teeny tiny clothes??!  SADFACE!  But alas, we must.  I am saving some things to make a baby-clothes-quilt (I think. Maybe. I don't know.), but most of it we're donating.

I came across these two onesies, and knew I could still make them work!

Exhibit 'A':





An 18 month St. Patty's Day onesie that was too long last year, but too short this year!  It still had the tags on it!  And she IS a McCutie!  So, I hacked off the bottom to make it a top:


CHOP CHOP!




Then I put the bottom part on Emmy's head and went to town on the serger.
Behold - my first ever lettuce edge hem!






So.  Cool.
This took literally like 10 minutes, not counting changing the serger thread and settings and all.  Hooray for baby clothing longevity-creating!!


This next one I just flat out could not part with.  It's my favorite of all of her wee onesies!





Oh swoon. :)
So it's the same problem with this one - it's just too short, but fits fine otherwise.  Here's what I did to fix it up:



CHOP CHOP!




POM POMS!  :D
That's all - just sewed on pompom trim!  Now it'll fit her through the summer!  WIN!

Convo between me and the Hubs while I was pinning on the pomps':
Me:  "I'm adding red pompoms to this onesie, but it has no red in it."
Hubs: "Now it does."
 
Awesome.  :D


Have a great day everyone!  Is it warm where you are?  We're in the 50's up here in Massachusetts!  C'mmmon, Spring!

 

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48 comments:

  1. Really really really cute! I love the pom trim!

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  2. Hahaha creatif and beautiful! Thanks for such good idea ±'

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    1. Thank you Dulce Fresa! You got it! :D

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  3. VERY Cute ! Love the idea, and LOVE the pom poms !
    I'm a new follower, coming at you from the linky party.
    Here is my link from the linky party, check it out if you have a chance :)
    http://talesofadomesticmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-solution.html

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  4. wow I love these! We have the same onsie, with the embroidered flowers on it. I LOVE IT! I don't want to part with it either...hmmmm...might have to try this. Nice job!

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  5. Thanks Kerry! That onesie is so darling, right?! Let me know if you redo yours!! :D

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  6. Now could you just teach me to sew?! Both of these are amazing. My munchkin turned two in December and I would love to do this some of her onesies especially since we are potty trained. Those snaps are a nightmare in a pinch! I'm following. Stop by www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com any time.

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  7. I LOVE THESE! SO cute! What a fun way to extend the life of clothes! I tried this with one once, and it didn't work... it was too wide and too short... SO glad yours worked out! :o) Came over from Someday crafts.

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  8. love the second top! I can see why you didn't want to part with it. I have loads of boxes of baby clothes, too. Most of which will be used for #2, but I too have grand plans for a baby clothes quilt. We'll see if it ever gets done.... :-)

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  9. Sarah you rock! Oh how I wish I had a serger. Love them both but the pom pom trim top is my fav. Thank you for linking it to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop linky party xo

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  10. I really wish I had a serger! I did this on the sewing machine, but it wasn't nearly as cute!

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  11. So clever, I love the pom poms ...perfect.

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  12. Sarah, you are very talented! I love these ideas, there are certain baby clothes that one just can't part with and you came up with an amazing way not to have too!!
    I am loving this Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop Linky Parky!! I am now following you and would love a follow back. Please hop over and check out my blog

    My Turn (for us)

    http://myturn-evelyn.blogspot.com

    Thanks, I enjoyed the visit!

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    1. Evelyn, thank you so much for the kind words! I'll definitely pop over and visit!! :)

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  13. Brilliant. I love your husband's response too - hilarious. I would be thrilled if you felt like sharing at our Link It Up Thursday party going on until Monday. http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com/2012/02/link-it-up-thursday-8.html

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  14. Yay, you made it. So happy you linked up to our party.

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  15. What a brilliant idea! They're super cute.

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  16. Very inspirational!! I would love for you to link it up to my first ever Link Party!! :) Hope to see you there!!
    http://littlebeckyhomecky.blogspot.com/2012/02/fantabulous-friday-1-random-happenings.html

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  17. Ohhhh I love the lettuce edging! One of my favorite looks. Never knew it was done with a surger!

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  18. how can i do this without a serger? i'm fairly new to sewing but i HATE getting rid of onesies when they still fit everywhere else!

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    1. If you mean the lettuce-edge hem, I don't think it's possible without a serger, unfortunately. But you could just hem them any traditional way! A twin needle is a great tool for hemming stretchy onesies. :)

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  19. Thank you Sarah for the comment and I have corrected it! I'm so crazy. I read the post and knew it wasn't a tutorial so I don't know why I said that...crazy moment for sure! But one thing is still the same, I am CRAZY about that dress! So sweet, thanks for sharing it.

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  20. Following from Fantabulous Friday! :-)

    This is AWESOME!!!! I have a few onesies that are perfect candidates for this makeover! Thanks!

    Please feel free to visit my new blog at http://earning-my-cape.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yaay! That's awesome! :D

      Thanks for joining along in the fun!

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  21. Oh my adorable! I am going to have to try this out...they turned out beautifully!
    I am hosting a Link Party today and would love for you to add these, and anything else you like!

    http://www.mom4realky.blogspot.com/2012/02/4-real-friday-link-party-2.html

    Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

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  22. Such a great idea! I have so many onsies I could turn into shirts!! Thanks for the inspiration!
    gatheredinthekitchen.com

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  23. Really Cute! I have a boy so I can't make my onesie re-dos as cute but this is great. I actually just made a bib out of a onesie I loved and put the tutorial on my blog. Funny I saw this post just after doing it and thought to myself "Well at least I'm not the only one who has trouble parting with those super cute baby outfits."

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    1. Kapora, that's awesome! I bet you could redo a onesie/shirt by adding like faux suspenders with wide ribbon or something like that!

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  24. Brillian!!!! I'd love to have you share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays linky party! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/fun-stuff-fridays-12.html

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  25. Very clever and really darling results! I've added your project to my features for next week's A Crafty Soiree. Please c'mon by and check it out next Thursday.

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  26. What an awesome idea!!! I have a ton of onesies but my baby won't sit still long enough to button them. I'm going to have to try this!

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  27. This is AWESOME - I wish I had seen it when my kids were a bit younger!
    Thanks so much for sharing!
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

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  28. I really love the pom poms!!! Adorable!! Thanks for linking this up at the party! xoxo -Rachel

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  29. Love your blog, and that's a great idea. I just became a follower and would love for you to stop by my brand new blog and follow too :) Thanks!

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  30. What a cute idea! I just wish I could sew

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  31. amazing! that second onesie turned out beautiful! i love the pom poms.
    this shall be coming in handy promptly with the baby coming along, thanx!

    http://sugarrabbit.blogspot.com/

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  32. I've done this too and it really makes those outfits last! Love the bubble one as well - I wouldn't be able to part with it either. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  33. I love this project. I hope you will stop by and link up to my St. Patty's Day Project Parade.

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  34. These look great! I keep eyeing my daughter's Rapunzel costume onesie thinking about doing this. I featured you on today's Show Off Saturday!
    http://www.mydecoupagedlife.com/2012/03/show-off-saturday-clothing-refashions.html

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  35. Very cute! I just put aside a few of my son's onesies yesterday that I want to turn into shirts. I'm your newest follower.

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  36. These are both so sweet and you are a smart mama! I have some special wee onesies too that i have left in my kids' drawers because it's too sad to pack them away :(. Thanks for the upcycling ideas!!

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  37. Your articles support me a lot in all mediums of subjects. onesies

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