Tuesday, June 9, 2009

It's Tuesday and I can't wait...

It's Tuesday and I can't wait... to tell you about a great idea and tutorial I found.

My kids went up from size 00 to 0 and when I looked at the clothes I had for them, realised I didn't have enough long sleeve onesies. I had heaps of short sleeve onesies, but these are not ideal for Winter in Melbourne.

Then I found this great idea and tutorial at Samster Mommy. Natasha shows you how to change your short short sleeve onesies into long sleeve onesies. What a GREAT idea. So here's what I did....

I started with these... 4 short sleeve onesies and 2 t.shirts I no longer wear...


And ended up with these... 4 long sleeve onesies.


The transformation from a short sleeve onesie to a long sleeve onesie....



I was even able to use the hem on the t.shirts as the hem on the sleeves for 2 of the onesies and Mum showed me how to do an easy but fancy looking hem on the other 2.

This is such a great way to reuse and recycle and save money.


I had to use another t.shirt that I
didn't photograph as I cut one
set of sleeves too short.


Head over to Buttons by Lou Lou to see all the other exciting things people are waiting for today.

14 comments:

m.e (Cathie) said...

That's a fantastic idea!
wow, now please tell me what a can do with a 3 yr old that no longer can fit into onesies but I desperately want to cover her tummy, especially in winter. :)

Natasha said...

Those look wonderful!!! Don't you love not having to buy all new onesies?! Thanks for link (:

Bethwyn said...

That's a really neat idea! They look great, too.

Stephanie and Carlos said...

YAY!!! This totally the solution to my same problem... You my friend rock...

xo Steph

Finki (jay) said...

What a clever idea, why didn't I think of that. I'm gunna do that with some of finn's onesies too. Thanks for the idea.

Sandrine said...

Very clever Nikki!But I see that it runs in the family...your mum dis some clever "gigoteuses" for your littlies first birthday!!Your fingers savers are on their way;)

Buttons by Lou Lou said...

That is a brilliant idea. I never have enough long sleeve onesies and they are very hard to find after size 1. Unfortunately I'm not such a sewer but good on You!

CurlyPops said...

Wow that's amazing. I should be able to test that out with my nephews onesies.

Tiges and Weince said...

Sometime the most obvious solutions are right under your nose. That's fantatsic & something I can adopt for my next baby.

Treacle Beak said...

Onya Nik, they look great. That will keep four little arms warmer this cold weather.

Tania said...

You so win Upcycler of the Week Award. Well done Mrs.

i cant sew said...

i love the snap crotch...just wish they made them in much larger sizes. well done!
%*_*%

Anonymous said...

That's fantastic. more than anything, they look cool. very nirvana 1990s scene....

eeloh at eeloh.wordpress.com

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That is a great idea and they look really funky! I think I might be using that tutorial too!