For Day two of Shirr Week, I decided to share a baby sunsuit. The shirring is used in basically the same way, gathering in the suit around the chest, but it is also applied around the leg openings. I love the gathered look around the base of the bloomers. I love the idea of a one piece sunsuit for a crawling baby.
This project is based on the Baby Sunsuit Tutorial, from Rae of Made By Rae. She is always coming up with clever patterns, and I absolutely love this project. She provides dimensions to create a 6-12 month sized baby sunsuit, but also gives instructions on creating one to fit your little babe (no matter how small).
Rae used a double gauze for her sunsuit, but I used a regular quilters cotton. I've had this fabric in my stash for about a year now, and I think that this is a perfect project for it. Nice and bright for a summer picnic. You absolutely must hop over to Rae's site to see her sunsuit modeled.
I didn't do the jumper any favors by hanging it on a hanger. When it's worn on a little one it balloons out, and makes for a cute little outfit.
When shirring the legs I made my rows 1/4" apart. I made three rows so that I was sure to have enough gather.