Flower Onesie

Flower Onesie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

With Valentines Day coming I wanted to make a little outfit for my 18 month old daughter to wear.  I wanted to make something that wouldn’t take a lot of time since it won’t be worn very much.

I do love hearts, but if it’s pink and red it’s Valentines enough for me.

My mom got this onesie for the little girlie for the fourth of July.  It has been too big until now.  Since it was pink I thought if I covered the flag with a red flower it would be cute for Valentine’s Day.


Onesie or shirt
Small Peony Flower
Needle and Thread

First take the peony apart.  Take the bottom petal and pin it to the center of the onesie or shirt.

Sew the flower petal to the onesie.   Make sure you don’t catch the back of the onesie.  You could do this with a sewing machine if you want to.  I like the look of the hand stitching though.  I also think it would be fun to use a contrasting color of thread.

Take the next petal and pin it on top of the other petal.  As you can see I alternated the petals so that none of the flag could be seen.  Sew it in place as well.

I used Hot Chilies Thread, it matched the Red Peony perfect!

I didn’t stitch the next two petals all the way down.  I just stitched them in place around the center.  I sewed a button from my Flirtation Button Jar in the center.  You could use the rhinestone that comes on the flower if you want to.  Just glue it on with Fabri-Tac.  Heck, if you want to you can glue the entire flower on using Fabri-Tac.  It’s machine washable and everything!

Flower Onesie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Done!  Yay, that was easy!

Flower Onesie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I’m so glad I’m not a photographer!  I don’t seem to know how to make kids smile!

Flower Onesie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

If you see any shine or sparkle on her face it’s because she was making her entire face and eyes pretty with my lip gloss.  I had to wipe it off before the pictures, which could be the reason for the grumpy faces. HAHA

Flower Onesie - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

HA! Caught a smile!

This was a fun and easy little project.   My daughter watched me as I made this so she was excited when she got to put it on.   I’m so glad she likes pretty things!

Flower Onesies or shirts can be worn by all ages of little girls and would be so cute for Spring and Summer!

The Ribbon Retreat has so many different colors and types of Flowers to choose from.
You could even layer different colors of petals for a spunkier look.

Did you happen to notice the bow in her hair?  I will be showing you how to make it next week, so stay tuned!

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  1. Claudia
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 11:28 am | Permalink

    How does the flower hold up after washing?

  2. Cherie
    Posted January 20, 2012 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Claudia, It’s funny you ask because I just washed and dried it by accident. It was inside out so I didn’t know it was the flower onesie. I couldn’t even tell it had been washed! It still looks great!

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