Monday, October 21, 2013

Sleeper Makeover

My baby Grayson is 9.5 months old.  He's short and he's chubby.  And he has short legs like his daddy and big brother.  What this means for clothes is it's hard to find things that fit him well.  Onesies that fit around him are too long.  Same with pants.  And sleepers are awful because his feet get pulled up in the legs and then he just gets mad being all tangled up inside his pajamas.
Well I found the PERFECT solution for this.  I mean, it's really truly brilliant.  And I really wish I could take credit for it, but I can't.  I found The Jammie Fixer Tutorial over at No Big Dill and I knew I had to try it.  I went to Joann's and they had rib knit on sale so I grabbed half a yard for just over $3.  And the amount of material I used for one pair of jammies was so small I could easily fix 10 more pairs with what I have left.  So not only is this a great fix, but it's inexpensive and easy, too.

Go check out the tutorial at No Big Dill for more details, but here are some photos of the process that I took.

Cut the foot part off of the jammies.  I did this right under the elastic in the back so that I could keep that.

I cut the rib knit, folded in half and sewed a straight line to make a tube.

 Then I folded it with the seam inside (wrong sides together), slipped it over the foot right sides together and pinned. 
 Then I did a zigzag stitch all the way around being careful to take the pins out and stretch the fabrics as I went.
A comparison of before and after.

And here's my little monkey in his jammies!  
The flash always makes him blink.

 He loves them!  They're still a little long, but the new cuff keeps them from going over his feet...and he's been crawling around in them and they have yet to go over his feet.