Check out these 7 simple ways to make boy onesies into girl onesies! This a fun way to customize second hand clothing for a new little girl.
Good morning! Today I thought I would share an ongoing project I have been working on – turning some of my son’s boy onesies into girl onesies. Now I actually don’t see anything wrong with my daughter wearing my son’s onesies as is…but I wanted to add some fun details to some of them to make them customized for her. So many of my first born’s clothes had more life in them and I wasn’t ready to donate them just yet. My favorite creation is definitely the car onesie dress. It turned out adorable and since you just can’t find a lot of transportation-themed dresses for babies – or girls! – I am really pleased with how it turned out. Below are seven simple ways to make boy onesies into girl onesies!
This is my favorite way to transform a onesie because they turn out so cute! I loved taking some of the most traditionally “boyish” looking onesies and adding a skirt to them. I made them with a wrap skirt and will share this simple tutorial with you next week! I also made some elastic waisted skirts that could be worn over a onesie but not attached. **update: Here is the tutorial for the Wrap Skirt Onesie!!
I found this to be by far the simplest way to make a boy onesie a bit more girly. How cute is that little worm and turtle with a bow added to them! If there is an animal on the onesie, add a little bow to them; otherwise, you can add a bow to the neckline!
I picked up some cute iron-on patches from Joann Fabrics and added them to some of the plain onesies. I stitched them down as well as ironing them so they wouldn’t go anywhere!
I found a great tutorial by Delia at DeliaCreates for making Ruched Onesies! Such a simple and quick way to jazz up a onesie!
I had a bunch of cute Florence Eiseman collars so I added one to a onesie and love how cute it looks! I hand-stitched the collar down and tucked it under the shoulder flaps on the onesie. I think this will look pretty cute with a denim skirt or pink bubble shorts! Depending on the fabric you choose for collar you may need to iron the collar after each washing.
An easy way to transform a onesie is to add some cute trim to it. Definitely be careful not to go overboard and be careful choosing your trims! When I washed this onesie the pom-poms came off, luckily a cute fuzzy trim remained that I actually liked so it wasn’t a complete bust. Lesson learned – careful which trims you choose. I think a ric-rac or a cotton lace would stand up better in the wash machine.
If all else fails, accessorize! I love the light blue color of this onesie but I didn’t love the “Mommy’s Big Guy” on the front of it. This bib from Janie and Jack is so pretty and it perfectly covers up the saying on the onesie.
And there you have it, seven simple ways to make a boy onesie into a girl onesie! :)
Have a nice week and I’ll be back next Monday with a tutorial on how I made the onesie wrap-skirt dresses!