These are pretty much the cutest things EVER. I saw this tutorial and decided these shorts would be a PERFECT gift for my friend’s daughter who just had her 1st birthday. She’s still in smaller clothes so the shorts should fit! I hope! The tutorial also links this tutorial on how to resize patterns.
Third- the fabric for the sides and ruffles that I used doesn’t fray so I didn’t finish the bottom of the ruffles like you would otherwise. Instead, I zigzagged the bottom edge while pulling the fabric tight, which makes the ends of the fabric ruffle a bit. Then I made the ruffle by folding over the top edge and using a straight stitch with a “1” tension and long stitch on my machine. Then I tugged at one string on each end to create each ruffle.
|Here’s what the bottoms looked like after they were “ruffled.”|
|Grabbing the string to pull to make the REAL ruffle.|
|Ruffles sewn on. I used one ruffle from the second fabric, but it wasn’t as
easy to ruffle as it’s stiffer. I also had to sew it with finished edges because the material frays easily
I used my embroidery machine to applique a matching onesie. The first attempt, I accidentally embroidered the back of the onesie to the front, which required cutting the onesie apart to get it off the hoop. Sigh. Second attempt, I managed to keep it a working onesie, but my star is off center. I think I figured out how to do it even for next time though. These pictures don’t really do these ruffled shorts justice… they’re so super cute.