Despite the fact that my sewing machine is out of order, I managed to get a bit of sewing done. Don't worry, I didn't do any hand sewing. I decided to try out the gathering foot on my serger, and I must tell you that I'm quite impressed (not with my skills, but with the machine).
I started out with two old t-shirts that I'd thrown in a dye bath a while back. I wasn't particularly fond of the t-shirts so dying them was a great option.
I'm no master at the ruffling/gathering foot and stitch, but it was rather easy, and the skirt was definitely a quick sew. I made the skirt to be size 3-6 months. There isn't any elastic in the waist. The knit material provides a bit of stretch, so fitting the waist band to the size of the baby's waist should work quite nicely.
I used the hem of the t-shirt for the hem of the skirt. I love it when half of the work has already been done for me.
To create the waistband I folded the fabric over, and serged the raw edge of the waistband to the seam of the top gathered tier, and the bottom of the waistband. I lost nearly all of the gather that existed prior to serging down the waistband, but I'm not too disappointed. After all, I didn't put in a whole lot of time or money.
I also created this little infant headband to coordinate with the skirt. I simple served two layers of fabric together on either side, and attached a small knit flower to the top. Easy Peasy.
I'm still trying to decide what to applique or freezer paper stencil to the front of the onesie. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much for reading, and being patient as I wait for the return of my machine (and my energy). Clark had surgery earlier this week, he's doing well, but it took it's toll on his mama.