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4th of July Ruffle Onesie

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat BlogWith the big 4th of July celebration a few days away, plans for picnics, parades, and fun are being made and of course…the perfect patriotic wardrobe is on top of that planning list. Since all previous 4th of July celebrations, at our house, have been without a little girlee to doll up, our patriotic wardrobes have consisted of flag t-shirts and denim shorts. Gotta love boys!!!

So…with all of that being said, I knew my little ladies first 4th of July celebration outfit had to consist of something VERY girlee and ruffly. With this in mind, I knew exactly what I wanted to make as soon as I walked into the FABulous Ribbon Retreat to grab fabric for another project, and heard the Chevron fabric calling my name! πŸ™‚

This little 4th of July Ruffle Onesie was so easy and fun to make. It could also be made with any fabric for everyday wear, or with other festive fabric to celebrate any season, holiday, or occasion. Grab your onesie, fabric, a little ric rac and ribbon and you are ready to create some EXPLOSIVE cuteness.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat BlogSupplies:
Onesie
*Mine is a 3-6 month. I bought it at Wal-Mart. πŸ™‚
1 yard each of two coordinating Fabrics (you will have leftovers)
*I used Navy/White and Red/White Chevrons-Medium from Riley Blake.
Ric Rac
*I used Red Jumbo
Ribbon
*I used Dark Navy with White Polka Dot

Let’s get started:
1. The first thing I did was measure from where I wanted the ruffles to start to where I wanted the ruffles to end on my baby. I am sorry I do not have a picture…she was sleeping when I measured her.
You could also lay your onesie out and guess-timate. πŸ™‚

You will then determine how many ruffles you want and the width of ruffles you prefer. I wanted to have 4 ruffles so I took my measurement, which was 13.5 and rounded up to 14, which I then divided by 4 to get 3.5.
This is how I figured the widths of my ruffles from there…
1st ruffle – 14″ in width
2nd ruffle – 10.5″ in width (14-3.5=10.5)
3rd ruffle – 7″ in width (10.5-3.5=7)
4th ruffle – 3.5″ in width (7-3.5=3.5)
NOTE: I wanted my ruffles to be full, so my ruffle strips were the full lenght of the yard of fabric.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog2. Fold your fabric in the widths you calculated above and place them on your onesie (or as close to it as you can), to determine placement and to make sure your ruffles look the way you want.
(I had some scrap chevron fabric that made laying the fabric on the onesie much easier.)
NOTE: After laying the fabric one the onesie, I decided I only wanted three ruffles. Instead of using 14″ for my first ruffle, I used 10.5″. Phew, I would have wasted some beeeeautiful fabric.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog3. Cut your strips, that will become your ruffles, using your measurements from above.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog4. Hem each of your strips.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog5. Put a basting stitch at the top of each of your strips.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog6. Very carefully, pull one of your pieces of thread from your basting stitch and pull. This will create your ruffle. Do this to all of your strips.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog7. Put right sides of fabric together and sew ends of strips together.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog8. Turn ruffles right side out and place them inside of each other. Hold onto the top of your ruffles and adjust to your desired look.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog9. Pin the top of the ruffles together.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog10. Place the onesie inside of the ruffles in desired location, adjust ruffles, and pin ruffles to onesie.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog11. Carefully sew ruffles to onesie. Make sure you do not sew the onesie to itself. πŸ™‚
NOTE: I used elastic thread in my bobbin for ease in getting the onesie on and off of my little girl.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog12. Pin and sew ric rac onto the top of the ruffles. You can add the ric rac in the above step, as well.

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog13. Tie a basic bow and place in desired location. I actually pinned the bow on so I could remove it for washing purposes….or to change later if I want to. πŸ™‚

Yay…you are all done! Great job!

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

I think she likes it and now…she is ready for all the 4th of July fun!!! πŸ™‚

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

4th of July Ruffle Onesie - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Happy Creating!
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9 Comments

  1. chrissy
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I absolutely love the idea ! I can’t wait to get started on this! I will probably make my little girl one for every holiday! πŸ™‚

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 1, 2013 at 11:05 am | Permalink

      Hi Chrissy! AWESOME! Thank you so much for your comment! I love that your little girl will get one for every holiday! She will be adorable and so fun and festive! πŸ™‚

  2. Martha
    Posted July 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm | Permalink

    Really a cute idea!! This could work for any event, couldn’t it. Cute baby too!!

  3. Peggy Z
    Posted July 4, 2013 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Love this, and it looks so easy.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted July 4, 2013 at 9:07 am | Permalink

      Hi Peggy! Yay! I am so glad you love the onesie. It was so easy and looks so amazing!!! Thank you for your comment and Happy 4th of July!

  4. Posted August 12, 2013 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    Great blog! I truly love how it’s easy on my eyes and the details are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made.

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 12, 2013 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

      Hi. Thank you for your comment and compliment! Yes, you can be notified via email whenever a new project is posted by subscribing to our blog. On our sidebar, at the top, there is a box for you to fill in your email address. Yay! Thank you again! Have a great day! Michelle πŸ™‚

  5. Posted June 10, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    So adorable! I love the red, white, and blue chevrons!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted June 16, 2014 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

      Hi T’onna! Thank you so SO much! This is such a fun little dress to make for your sweetie! It was so much fun to make, and I am so happy that you love it! Have a wonderful day and thank you again! Michelle πŸ™‚

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