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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sweetie Pi Baby Onesie and Piped Skirt

One of my favorite sections of Etsy to browse is the section labeled "Geekery".  It's not that I am necessarily drawn to anything from the section, but I love to see what others add.

I recently attended a baby shower for my cousin's wife and baby.  My cousin just graduated from college with a degree in mathematics.  I thought that it would be a bit fun to make a onesie that was just for dad. Who knows if Mama will actually let the little girl sport the onesie, but I had fun coming up with the onesie, and finding my own little spot in the world of Geekery.

The ones itself is freezer paper stenciled.  If you happen to have a math geek in your family, and want to make a similar onesie, just email me, and I'll send you the file. Obviously the reference to mathematics comes from the Pi symbol.  I had originally planned on stenciling on "Daddy's Sweetie Pi", but I thought I'd make it as simple as possible.

I wanted to make a skirt to go along with the onesie.  I came up with this little number.  It has actual pockets with piping around the edges, and several buttons set inside.  I used the same white pom pom trim that I used on this shirred sundress.

One of the things that I really like about the skirt is the fact that the front is flat, and the elastic gathers the skirt between the pockets.

I can't wait to try out this skirt again.  I still have some gray corduroy left, so I may do a gray and yellow version a bit later.  Anyone interested in a tutorial? 

Thanks for reading.  I'll be sharing a few other simple baby shower gifts a little later.

Happy sewing!


Jenny said...

I'd love to know how you made the skirt. You didn't use a pattern? It's great, and I'd love to make one for my baby niece! Very clever phrase, too. :-)

Kelly Irene said...

I definitely think a tutorial is in order. The skirt is so cute (and I really like the onesie)!

Brian & Carol said...

Tutorial? Yes, PLEASE!

Emily said...

I love the onesie and skirt! I especially like the pockets and the elastic only in the back.

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness, yes I NEED a tutorial because that skirt is beyond adorable. I mean, whenever you can do it is great... but I will most definitely be searching for corduroy and piping and ricrac in about a thousand colors so I can make them for me and everyone I know... :)

Have you ever read the blog Helping Little Hands? Polly made a whole family set of Pi-themed shirts. Such a wonderful geekery item.

Unknown said...

Super cute!

Carly said...

yes for tutorials!! and more baby shower gift ideas! yeah!!