Making Stuff: An Entire Baby Wardrobe

by This is Carrie on August 15, 2011

In the summer, I like to dress my babies in onesies.  Just onesies. And maybe a pair of pants if we’re outside at night and it starts getting a little cool.  So last week I beefed up The Baby’s wardrobe with the things he wears the most.

Plain white onesies & a couple hand-me downs were taken to the next level with pre-made patches (picked up on etsy, ebay, and acquired from friends).  Some were even torn off old onesies (they get gross fast) and resewn on new ones.

One applique made from the graphic on an old t-shirt and another made from a pre-made motorcycle embroidery picked up on ebay ages ago.

As for the pants, I love a comfy knit pant for my little guy (no need for pj’s!). These were whipped up from old cozy t-shirts–some with added applique and trim, other’s using the shirt logos to spice them up.


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aly August 15, 2011 at 9:51 am

I love it! That is exactly what I dress my 7 month old son in…onesies and soft pants. I’ve been having a heck of a time finding inexpensive soft pants in sizes bigger than 6 months. Do you have a tutorial for those pants? Did you use the bottom hem of the shirt for the cuffs?


This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

It’s on my list of “someday tutorials” :). The quick tutorial: buy an elastic waist baby pants pattern or make a pattern based on a pair you already have. Cut from t-shirt – depending on how you might want to use (or not use) the t-shirt graphics, you can definitely cut using the t-shirt hem for the pants hem. Makes it super fast to sew up.

If you want to buy knit pants, look in the little girls section. You can often find them in black, navy, and brown. They are usually a little slimmer cut, but I like that even better for my little guy.


Shay August 15, 2011 at 10:16 am

They DO run through the onesies pretty quickly. Love how you redid these…definitely keeping this idea stashed away!


This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Half of the patches were from onesies I made for my older son. Before I trashed the stained shirts, I pulled off the patches because they were still in great condition!


Laurel August 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

It’s exactly what I dress my babies in during the summer! Love how you did these!


Ash P August 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

I love the pants! I just bought some sweatshirt fabric for my little guy to make him some pants for the winter, now all I need to find is a good pattern for when he gets to be that big :)


Banana August 15, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I love this idea! It makes me want to go through and pare down my little guys wardrobe.


Twitter: TheMamaChaos
August 15, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I love the idea of making pants from old t-shirts. Luke never seems to have enough pants and especially not comfy ones.


Dorian August 15, 2011 at 9:39 pm

You’ve inspired me to make my baby some jersey pants! Something tells me hubby’s tee collection is about to get a LOT smaller :)


Twitter: adelyn_stone
August 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm

Omg how cute! Stone lives in onesies! Definitely doing this! Thanks a million


Twitter: xlmic
August 15, 2011 at 11:56 pm

Super CUTE! wow… almost makes me want to have another baby so I can try out these ideas 😛


Diamond August 17, 2011 at 11:40 am

I LOVE the pants! Especially the one with the star.
I’ve always wondered who in the retail world decided that little boys don’t need soft pants, but little girls get to wear them for years.


Twitter: moxiemandie
August 22, 2011 at 3:28 pm

love this! i’m hoping to make a ton of pants for my new niece or nephew!!


Jennifer September 1, 2011 at 1:36 pm

I made some like this. I found a few different patterns online. It’s a great project, and SUPER quick.


majesticmoon October 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

I love the idea demetri lives in onsies and pants/ shorts. I love the idea can’t wait for the tutorial.


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