Quick Onesie Dress

I have two nieces on the way this year, so I searched through my Pinterest baby board for some gift ideas. (I do not have babies of my own but I love making gifts for my friends and family who do.) I really wanted to try the onesie dress, and I was very intrigued that Prudent Baby called it the 10 Minute Onesie Dress, as I love crafts that are cute and quick to complete.

I had a Target coupon for onesies so I picked up a pack of five, short-sleeved and sized for 0-3 months. For the dress piece, I used some fat quarters that I had stored up since before Christmas. Once the fabric and onesies were washed, I began sewing.

Prudent Baby's directions were very simple to follow and I think the dress turned out nicely. I found that the dress piece best fit with a vertical length of 8 inches. For each dress, I figured individually where I wanted to sew the dress piece on but all ended up with a bit of fabric lower than the snap underneath.

Very cute as is, but I will head to Joann's this week to get some fabric paint so I can dress up the top of the onesie dress. I like the two following ideas, and maybe I'll do both. Regardless, this turned out nicely and I'm excited to finish them and ship them off to baby Elena in California. And then, I'll get started on more for my second niece, to arrive in early summer.

I like this heart idea from Singing Three Little Birds. It's a toilet paper roll (in a heart shape) dipped in to fabric paint, making hearts on the onesie.

I also like the idea of an initial, like how The Creative Mama has done hers.


  1. Great ideas! I pinned it. I have a bunch of onsies I picked up at 4 for $1 that I've been meaning to get started making into dresses.

  2. thanks for linking up, these are really cute and actually a project I am working on as well :D You'll have to come back and see what I am doing with mine :D