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Sweet Little Combo…

I had a lot of fun making a tiny little baby gift for a friend. I forgot how much I enjoy making little itty bitty girl clothes.
My little lady is not so itty bitty anymore.

But I put together a sweet little outfit, perfect for your own little girl………or to gift to someone else.

I just used the Abigail Bootie pattern from my shop here. And then used the same concept as the Lily skirt pattern, also in my shop……but just shrunk the dimensions to fit a tiny little girl.

For the top, I cut out a rectangle of cotton that was as wide as I wanted, and about twice as long as I wanted the finished ruffle to be. Before cutting, I also added a 1/2 inch to all sides, for a seam allowance. I folded under each side a 1/4 inch and then another 1/4 inch and sewed it into place. Then I did the same with the top and the bottom. Then I placed a basting stitch (big stitch), without back-stitching, down the center of the rectangle. Then I pulled the top thread at one end and ruffled the fabric until the desired size. Then I pinned it to the onesie and sewed into place with 3 different parallel stitches. (To see some gathering in action, click here.)

And that’s it.
You can just make the onesie and use a different skirt pattern to match….or if you have the Lily skirt pattern, adapt it to fit a little girl. Or just make several little onesie’s to use with whatever pants or skirts the child already has.

Turns into a fun little project.

Ashley Johnston
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Ashley Johnston

Owner at Make It & Love It
Ashley Johnston is a professional DIY costume maker, sewist, crafter, and owner of Make It & Love It. She is a mom of 5 and a wife to a very patient (with my craft clutter) husband. In case you’re wondering, she always chooses crafting/sewing/designing over mopping/dusting/wiping base boards……but bathrooms/laundry/full bellies are always attended to. Whew!
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  1. Ashley says:

    That fabric is Michael Miller Zesty Zinnia. Hope that helps!

  2. princesspackages says:

    this is just too cute for words. I have a project that I want to work on – can i ask what designer fabric you used?

  3. Kim, Tanys and Jason says:

    Where did you find the adorable fabric for the skirt?

  4. Denise says:

    This is just adorable. I have one grandson and another grandson on the way. I need a grandaughter to make these cute items for :)

  5. Mad Sewing Love says:

    That is so precious! My niece is pregnant & I can't wait to find out what she's having so I can make "shim" something!

  6. The Gang says:

    Ooooo….one of the custest I've seen yet!! Cute! Cute! Cute!

  7. Brie says:

    Adorable! I made a few things using your tutorials, thought you might like to see

  8. The Webbs says:

    adorable!!!!!!! i need to make seriously time in my day to put together a cute outfit like this!

  9. Jana and Brett says:

    ooo! love it! How do you make the shoes? or do you make them???…
    question! Have you seen those awesome flowery headbands that everyone has been wearing around? For Ladies?? Well, I want you to make one and then show me how you do it. haha Love your blog!

  10. Erin says:

    How come I don't see the lily pattern in your store? Sorry I must be missing it?

  11. Becky says:

    Those shoes are so cute!

  12. Scrappy Gifts says:

    so adorable!

  13. Mom's Place says:

    Ashley, that is the most adorable outfit!!! Where were you when I had my girls?

  14. Kristie says:

    Oh this is such a cute outfit. I needed an idea for a baby gift…perfect!

  15. summerbummer says:

    its adorable!!

  16. terrid614 says:

    oh my! how adorable!!! now if i only had a baby to put it on!!!! you are so talented!! thanks for the great ideas!!! ~terri xoxo

  17. Emily says:

    Oh so cute!! I've got to get more crafty! You are amazing. I would love an outfit like that for my little girl especially since she's 6 months and is running out of clothes from my baby shower and hand-me-downs (people always seem to buy up to 3 months only). Guess I better bust out the sewing machine and learn, if i ever want to make something like that.

  18. Mónica says:

    que bonitos!!!!!! me fascinan tus zapatitos de bebés, la combinación tan acertada de telas y colores que haces. Eres una verdadera fuente de inspiración. Gracias Ashley

  19. Großmutters Nähkästchen says:

    Ohhh, the little boots are so cuuuuute!
    :o) Michaela from Germany

  20. lajamison says:

    Love it! I already sent the shoes to a friend, I wish I would have seen this post first and I would have sent the outfit too. Maybe that will come later.

  21. Emma says:

    LOVING this! So cute and so simple! love the skirt especially.

  22. Rebecca says:

    I've been thinking about buying the bootie pattern but wondering…on a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being lots of very intricate steps) how hard (really) are they to make? I'm sure you're a seasoned professional now, but about how long should I expect to spend making just one pair? Thanks!

  23. Lynne says:

    Very nice! I especially love the shoes. I've got to try and make a pair… Everything you make is always so cute!

  24. Cheri says:

    SOOOO cute! I cant wait for my little girl to get here in May so I can makes cute things like that. You are such an inspiration :)

  25. Liz says:

    Oh, how cute! I bet my girls would love a bigger version of that. Thanks for the idea!!

    Loving This Mom Stuff

  26. Crystal Stanworth says:

    Cute! I love the red touches with the black and white.

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