Good morning! Today I thought I would share an ongoing project I have been working on – making some of Bugaboo’s boy onesies into girl onesies! JellyBean has been growing quickly – she is almost 4 months – and has out grown most of our gender-neutral baby clothes. With boxes of Bugaboo’s old baby clothes, I really didn’t want to buy a whole new wardrobe for Jellybean. They grow out of baby clothes so quickly and most of Bugaboo’s baby clothes look brand new! I decided to try and “girl-ify” some of Bugaboo’s onesies into girl onesies! I kind of love how Jellybean’s wardrobe isn’t all pink and lavender now. My favorite new outfit is the onesie dress with cars and trucks!
Below are seven simple ways to make boy onesies into girl onesies! Now I need to finish sewing some cute bubble shorts for Jellybean and we will be all set for the summer!
This is my favorite way to transform a onesie because they turn out so cute! I loved taking some of the most “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 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!
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. Before both Jellybean and Bugaboo were born, I picked up this hot air balloon bib and matching socks from Janie and Jack. The bib 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! Onesies aren’t exactly expensive – but I’d much rather be resourceful now and spend the money on new clothes for her when she is a little older and not growing out of clothes so quickly! Plus, I have so many good memories of Bugaboo in some of these onesies that it is fun to use them again!
Have a nice week and I’ll be back next Monday with a tutorial on how I made the onesie wrap-skirt dresses!