This is what I came up with-
*comfy summer clothes for Piper Jane
*whittle my Dresses To Try list
*spring-y wreath for our front door (the felted wool wreath is still up… and, while lovely, it’s time for something less cozy)
*decor for Burke’s birthday party
*coordinating beach-y outfits for this summer’s family trip to the Oregon coast (maybe something with seersucker? Or this Joel Dewberry print I’ve been hoarding saving for the perfect project)
*grown up girly gifts (for a couple friends’ birthdays that are coming up)
*Easter outfits for Burke and Piper Jane
Obviously, I won’t get to all of it. But it’s good to filter all of my ideas through the lens of what we actually need right now.
Which brings us to our first DeStash tutorial (from the ‘comfy summer clothes for Piper Jane’ category).
It’s the perfect way to simultaneously use up a onesie (or t-shirt if your little one is past the onesie stage) and some of that lovely fabric in your stash. And if you don’t have daughters, this would make a fabulous baby shower gift!
To make some flouncy goodness of your own, you’ll need:
-a circle skirt template (use the calculations at MADE)
-bias tape (optional)
1. First make your circle skirt template using Dana’s calculations at MADE (after you make the template, it’s done and you can use the pattern over and over again!). Cut your fabric into a circle skirt. If you aren’t adding bias tape to the bottom edge, iron the bottom edge down.
*EDITED TO ADD- For those of you making these for baby shower gifts that don’t have a baby on hand to measure, here are Piper Jane’s measurements- 15″ waist, 7.5″ skirt length. She is 6 months old, 50th percentile for height and 3rd percentile for weight (little skinny minnie). I used these measurements to make 3-6m and 6-12m onesie dresses (there might’ve been a 0-3m in the mix as well, actually).
2. Slide the onesie down into the circle skirt center. Then flip the skirt up and pin in place (to ensure even pinning, you can draw a line around the entire onesie).
3. *Sorry these pictures are of a different onesie dress. I forgot to take pictures of this step when I was making the blue one.* Once you’ve pinned the upsidedown skirt in place, flip the bottom of the onesie up over the skirt and pin in place as well (this will make a casing for the raw top edge of the skirt and also make the line where the onesie meets the skirt more even). Sew all the way around the flipped up, pinned edge.
4. Optional- If you’d like to add bias trim to the bottom edge, pin and sew in place at this point.
Stay tuned for more DeStashing (list whittling) ideas!