Whimsy Onesie

It's only fair that the girls get one too, right?

The best part about this one is that the Christmas fabric is all on clearance. 

Here's my generic picture of what is needed. 

Just like the boy's tie onesie, I made double sides pieces just for a higher quality look.

Sew them right sides together and flip them around.

Once you like the placement, top stitch and add the button.


Dapper Onesie

Who wouldn't want their ankle bitter to look this adorable?

Just kidding. He's a person and doesn't deserve to be called names. 

I received the request to make Liam a tie onesie for his first birthday. In addition to being a simple project, it is a great way to use up scrap fabric. 

Besides my sewing machine, here's what I used. 

I free-handed a tie pattern in two pieces. There are two tie sizes pictured so I could make a smaller one for a littler tot.

It took me a good five sheets of paper until I got one that I was happy with so don't be discouraged if yours don't look as amazing as mine on the first try.

You'll need two of each piece in order to sew them together for a more finished look. One piece would be okay, but there will probably be more fraying. If the onesie will be worn more than once, it should be double layered to withstand washing.

Trace the pattern onto the back of your fabric and cut out the shapes.

Pin right sides together. Sew together, leaving the top of the tie and the bottom of the knot part open to flip right side out.

Iron pieces flat and place on the onesie. I was able to fit the bottom part of the tie into the knot for a more seamless look, but if you can't swing that, just layer it with the knot on top.

Pin in place and top stitch.

Easy peasy. Lemon squeezy.

Perfect outfit for a comfortable holiday or New Year's.

Those of us without kids tend to get annoyed with others' offspring. It helps ease the pain if they look cute while they are screaming and flinging mashed potatoes across the table.



When I started this blog, I encountered a lot of critics (my husband) and heard comments such as 'you won't last long' or 'you'll get tired of it'. I can safely say that my absence has not been because I'm tired of anything, simply busy. 

Don't worry peeps. I'm back. 

At least until January 7th. When my next semester starts. 

Yuck. What I'm tired of is papers and threaded discussions. 

Just kidding, my dear professors. You're amazing and special individuals.

None of them read this. 

Besides school, and vacations of course, the Shaw household hasn't done a whole heck of a lot....

Except install this amazing new front door.

Oooohhh. Aahhh.

Here's a reminder of what now lays in our garage. 

Free if you want it. You know you do.

Sun bleached doors with a one way mirror from the 1970s are all the rage these days. Promise.

A shot of the workmen who did all the installation.

Completion. Halloween style.

I'd get you an updated holiday lights shot, but it's raining outside and I'm not that committed. 

Perhaps a beautiful, snowy picture. Oh wait, it doesn't snow in December apparently.