When we found out we were having a little boy I was a tiny bit sad because it seemed at the time that all the cute clothes were for little girls (I have since gotten over this sadness). Which, made me go on a crazy hunt for some fun and cute baby boy things. I finally found some and I am totally in love with all the cute little boy onesies out there with ties on them.
Isn't that just cute and fairly nerdy? When I showed it to AJ he fell in love. Then I showed him how much people were charging for said cuteness on etsy. That caused some grumbling all around. Which meant it was time to figure out how to make them, that way we could have a steady supply as Bug grows out of previous sizes.
I found a good tutorial on Crap I've Made's blog. I had to do some tweaking from the pattern she has up because it was too big to fit onto a newborn onesie. So away I went at hacking it down to size and then followed the rest of her tutorial. The best part was she showed how to sew the tie on so that there was no double stitching over any of the parts.
Here is what I came up with:
It came out really cute and really tiny. Then I decided to get a little more creative and try the onesies I had seen with the suspenders on them (because I love boys wearing suspenders - AJ included).
I am really happy with this one! I am tempted to try to make a little pair of pants to go with it, but I don't trust my skills at such a project yet. I figure I can put him in the little newborn jeans we have and it will be adorable. I think this one might be our coming home outfit, but that depends on if I get one of my last sewing projects done...