Down East 2013 ©
The Yankee Crafty B*tch tells you how to dress up your baby for an upcoming wedding.
Living in the woods of Maine we’ve survived the first 3 months of our baby’s life with hand-me-downs. There are no baby stores within 45 minutes of us that are open on a regular basis. But luckily for us and our wallets, our closet is stocked with items from at least 3 different families. However, when one of my closest Maine-raised-but-now-living-in-NYC friends got engaged I knew we’d have to step things up a notch from our typical pre-stained outfits for the Brooklynite in Portland, ME wedding. Especially because, even though not everyone will admit it, one of the many joys of raising a little baby is dressing them in adorable outfits. And since there are certainly no trendy baby boutiques in our area, I scoured the internet for things like “tuxedo onesies” and “shirt and tie bodysuits”. When I couldn’t quite find what I wanted, I realized that it would be even better just to do it myself. So, the baby bow tie onesie was born and when paired with some Chuck Taylor’s Converse All Stars, our little man was the perfect little hipster for the evening.
What you’ll need:
A white infant bodysuit or “onesie”
Fabric of choice
Tear Away Stabilizer
What to do:
Cut out a bow tie shape from your fabric. Ours was something like this:
Spray the wrong side of the fabric with spray adhesive and stick to the onesie where desired. Cut out a piece of stabilizer large enough to generously cover the bow tie and pin behind the bow tie on the inside of the onesie. Zigzag stitch around the edge of the bow tie making sure to catch the stabilizer. Tear away the excess stabilizer from the back.
Put on his Chuck Taylor’s and you’re ready to party the night away!
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