Onesie Suit Vest:
I was lucky enough to find this gray suiting fabric in the remnants section at the fabric store. Remnants are pieces less than 1 yard (I think) and they are always 50% off. You do not need much fabric for this project, so check there first. I also used some white lining fabric to line the vest. I think this is important to give the vest a little more thickness. However; next time I might use a matching gray so that it doesn't stick out as much, but white is what I had at home, so that's what I used.
The tutorial I followed is from B is for Boys. I followed the tutorial pretty much exactly and it turned out great!
*Don't skip the pressing (ironing) or top-stitching. These two steps help it lay very flat and give it a professional look.
*Make sure the buttons only go through the two flaps of the vest and not all the way through the onesie. More room for the little guy to wiggle...cause we know that's unavoidable!
*I was worried that since the vest fabric was non-stretch that this would be a problem on the stretchy onesie, but it didn't seem to be. When I was sewing, I was just conscious to not pull the onesie fabric. I also wondered if it was stretchy enough to fit onto my little J-Man, and judging by the fact that he wore it for his 1 year pics I'm guessing it was! :)
Now, I know I can't take all of the credit for those awesome photos (I guess some of the cuteness comes from photo-friend Allison, and maybe some from little J-Man himself...) but I still was so elated to read comments on these photos on facebook. It is such a natural high to have positive feedback on something you have created with your own two hands. Even though the idea wasn't originally mine, I really get pleasure when people appreciate my work. I told Alex, "I could ride those comments for a whole week!" Haha, life's little pleasures!
So, anyone have any other little boy crafts? I could use a few more up my sleeves, because baby years with our group of friends has only just begun.... duh duh duuuuuhhhnnn!