Tutorial: Newborn Wrap Dress

by This is Carrie on November 16, 2009

One of my favorite baby shower gifts to make and give.

Gather materials: Newborn wrap shirt, Skirt fabric (about 1 yd), 3/8 ribbon/twill tape, 1″ ribbon or lace.

Step 1 – Cut off bottom half of wrap shirt 3/4″ below snaps.

Use long sleeve or short, dyed or undyed.

Step 2 – Cut 2 skirt pieces 30″W x 20″L. I like a long, full skirt. Adjust measurements to your liking.

Skirt width should be at least twice the width of opened wrap shirt.

Step 3 – Sew skirt pieces together along one 20″ side.

Step 4 – Hem each 20″ long edge of skirt.
I use a 1/4″ roll hem.
Step 5 – Sew skirt hem. I like to do a wide, 2″ hem.
Step 6 – Run two gathering stitches along top of skirt. One at 3/4″ from edge and one at 1/2″ from edge.
Step 7 – Gather skirt evenly to a length that equals the length of open wrap shirt + 2″
Step 8 – Pin open wrap shirt to gathered skirt–right sides together.
Step – 9 While slightly stretching the shirt to match the skirt, sew together with a 5/8″ seam allowance.
Step 10 – To keep waist seam from fraying, finish with a serger or a zig zag stitch.
Step 11 – Tack a 7″ piece of ribbon or twill tape to inside corner of wrap shirt and a matching tie to the inside of shirt at side seam.
Step 12 – Stitch a piece of 1″ ribbon or lace to outside corner of wrap shirt, leaving enough length to wrap around dress and tie a bow in the front.
You’re done!
Short sleeved version with crochet trim at neck.


{ 2 trackbacks }

My Creative Space | This Mama Makes Stuff
January 24, 2011 at 2:38 pm
Making Stuff: Baby Wrap Dress {Handkerchief Refashion} | This Mama Makes Stuff
November 28, 2011 at 6:01 am

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Mary Ella November 16, 2009 at 7:09 pm

This is awesome, thanks for sharing! I'm looking forward to reading all the tutorials this week.


Jennifer November 16, 2009 at 7:42 pm

How cute! Thanks for sharing it.



Banana November 16, 2009 at 8:23 pm

I love the tutorial, thanks!


Kathy November 17, 2009 at 7:45 am

I'm SO excited too!!!
Thanks…you've inspired me to clean up my sewing room so that I can get up there and make some goodies!


bagfashionista November 24, 2009 at 9:00 pm

is there a way to strenghten the onesie/shirt that is used?

I've made a tshirt dress that's pretty similar in technique, but because my baby is at the part crawling, part walking stage, she tends to pull the skirt pretty bad when crawling and that rips the shirt where the shirt sewed to the skirt….


Willard December 15, 2012 at 12:48 pm

Each time I read through your article, I immediately email them to my colleagues.

They also find it pleasurable reading through the links I distributed to them.
It appears as if your network of readers carries on increasing due to your fresh and exceptional articles.


dresses uk May 7, 2013 at 1:22 pm

You can definitely see your enthusiasm within the article you write.
The arena hopes for more passionate writers such as you who are not afraid to mention how they
believe. All the time go after your heart.


Leave a Comment

This blog is kept spam free by WP-SpamFree.

Previous post:

Next post: