I used a pair of LJ's old baby pants as a template and cut the pieces out of the striped cotton and the flannel lining fabric. I shortened the striped layer by a couple of inches to allow for the ruffle. In the dotted Christmas fabric I cut about 4 inch strips then folded in half and used a ruffle stitch to gather. Then before sewing the leg seams together I added the ruffle to the bottom and topstitched. This is the only way to add ruffles to such tiny pants!
I added a big bow at the waist. I basically sewed two rectangles together leaving a hole to turn right side out. Then I kept the hole and seam in the back and twisted the bow and sewed across the center to hold the twist. Then I stitched onto the pants with green embroidery thread.
For the onesie I made three bows to stitch to the neck. For these I took a rectangle and hemmed the two long sides. Then with wrong sides together I sewed along the shorter side. After turning right side out, I twisted and sewed across the center to hold. When I attached them to the onesie, I wrapped some of the embroidery thread around the center a few times to look pretty then attached securely.
So, that's it! I know I will make her more complicated stuff in the future, but for now at least she has her own handmade Christmas outfit to get in the spirit. A plus? That clownish striped fabric will be great at hiding baby poop blowouts.
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