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Onesie Makeover & Ikea

2012 August 7
by Becky

Anyone else find good deals on super cute onesies in too-big sizes? Like before you stopped putting your kid in crotch-snaps and before you know they would seem silly after he/she turned one?

Well when Ethan was itty bitty, I found several amazing sale-onesies in bigger sizes and couldn’t stop myself from scooping them up. Like this one from Gap:

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So cute right? It was $9. The size is 18 months which will fit Ethan perfectly right about now, but it’s long sleeve so obviously we won’t be wearing it until this ridiculous heat subsides. Ethan has several more adorable onesies just like this in his closet.

To remedie the problem, I dove in and cut off the bottoms of the shirts. Just straight across, starting right above the hem trim. I cut each side individually…didn’t want cutting a double layer it throw off my straight line.

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I made sure everything was straight, then hemmed the shirts about a quarter of an inch. It all took about two minutes to complete. And I’m what you would call a novice when it comes to using a sewing machine. Here are a couple finished products:

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Notice the rippling on the black shirt? It came right out with a quick iron. And it looked SO cute on Ethan with his cargo shorts and Chucks.

In this shot he is trying out one of the many couches at Ikea yesterday. It was our “supposed-to-be-rainy” day activity to walk through the store and grab some lunch. Oh yeah, in my book Ikea is a kid-friendly activity! Ethan explored all the displays, opened all the cabinet doors, sat on all the chairs, and tore through some authentic Swedish mac & cheese. As always, I made him try out the mini table and chairs I’ve had my eye on for like a year now. Too bad the table was out of stock or it would have gone home with us this time! Grrrrr. Guess I’ll have to go back next week! Darn.

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We found our old kitchen cabinets in a display so we stopped to reminisce (and open all the doors/drawers). I miss our St. Louis kitchen. Our kitchen did not, however, sport that sweet tiny-tile backsplash. Next house.

There were some new displays to drool over on our way through the meandering path so nap time was pushed back a little. I gathered supplies for a few projects I’ve had on my list…I’ll share the results very soon.

I’m fairly sure I’m bordering on a full-blown Ikea addiction and passing it right on down to my child. He loves Ikea too! Except for the checkout line…that is break-down central.

Anyway, I’m pumped to be able to use the cute shirts I bought what seems like eons ago! Wonder what else can I cut apart and sew?

4 Responses leave one →
  1. Sandy Schon permalink
    August 8, 2012

    Chip off the ‘ol block!!! Good job.

  2. August 8, 2012

    Love your quick and easy onesie update and SO jealous of your easy Ikea access! Can’t wait to see your upcoming projects :-)

  3. August 9, 2012

    Otis was dressed nearly identical to Ethan yesterday! Black shirt with guitars and microphones, tan cargos, and black chucks. Great minds think alike, sister!!

    I miss being able to just go to Ikea for an hour or two. It is totally kid friendly if you only have to drive a few minutes to get there. My kids would not think it so kid friendly having to be in the car for two hours…

    • Becky permalink*
      August 19, 2012

      I’m not surprised by this…Otis and Ethan ARE the coolest little guys around. Black chucks are the best footwear purchase yet. They even inspired me to finally treat myself to a pair of real converse!

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