I've been in sort of an orange and brown 70's floral throw back sort of mood lately so I came up with this little vintage inspired lacy bib onesie. My husband said it reminded him of the old shag carpet...hmmmm...not really sure if that was a complement.... but he thought so..... whatever I look horible in pink and my daughter has my coloring.....LOL:)
Anywho...on to the project:
Shirt to make-over
Double sided iron on interfacing
Cute fabric of your choice
Lace, the pre-ruffled kind works best
paper to create your template with
And the usual sewing supplies...pins, scissors, iron, and a Sewing machine..however you can always handstitch
Create your bib template using your piece of paper, I like to use brown Kraft paper, you know the kind that comes in the rolls in the shipping section of the store. This sounds much harder than it really is, basically lay your sheet of paper over your shirt of choice and lightly feel for the rim of the shirt and trace onto your paper. Now sketch an oval bib shape under the edge/rim you just created on your paper, it doesn't have to be perfect as you can fix it later:) Now cut it out and try it out on top of your shirt, to make the sides even simply fold in half and re-size your template as needed.
Cut a piece of interfacing a little larger than your bib template and iron onto the back side of your fabric. Make sure and follow the manufactures directions for the interfacing, ironing to long or accidentally using stem can really turn into a big oops, experience speaks here:)
Trace and cut out bib template from your newly ironed fabric and interfacing.
Peel off interfacing backing and carefully place and iron bib onto your shirt. Again being careful to follow the directions for the interfacing:)
Your basically done...yes!! Trim your lace and sew on your buttons. I always use super strong and thick nylon thread when stitching buttons onto little girls clothes so that they are more likely to stay put:)
Please let me know if you find any mistakes or have questions along the way:) I'll be more than happy to help!