I went to my local thrift store and got some great deals. Lots of baby boy clothes and it was one of those fill a bag for $5. She likes to shop at thrift stores too, so I knew she'd appreciate my bounty. I brought them home and washed them and delivered them to her but I kept a few because I plan on adding to them and making them even better. One of them is a little white newborn onesie. I also got a supply of men's shirts from a friend so I used the sleeves of one of the shirts to make newborn pants and to embellish the onesie with a 'tie' applique.
Here's a little tutorial of how I did it.
First of all, you need a simple pants pattern. I got this newborn pattern from the Made By Rae blog. You can find it here. Check out her blog, it's great. Her pattern is not for lined pants but it is easy to line them. The shirt fabric I used was very thin and my friends baby is due in October so I thought I should line them. I had some medium blue flannel in my stash so it worked out great. I basically made the outfit for free.
First I cut the sleeves off of the shirt. This was an extra large men's shirt and it was the perfect size for newborn pants.
|As you can see the sleeve is the perfect size for baby pants.|
|Two pieces cut from each fabric|
Pin the outer fabric to the lining with right sides together and stich along the bottom of the legs with a 1/2" seam allowance.
I also used a basting stitch along the top to help keep the lining and outer fabric together.