Ahhh, Ruffle Butts. After I found out I was having a girl, I knew these would be a must have. It seemed to me that this would be a necessity for any baby girl. But I was a little (just a little, mind you) put off by the prices of commercial diaper covers. I mean, let's face it. They are just going to get pooped on. So, for the time being, my frugality got the best of me (that & I wasn't sure I could justify a $20 poop catcher to my husband) and I thought ruffle butts a lost cause. Anyway, shortly after that, I discovered this tutorial. And I decided that I could do it. Heck, I had a ba-jillion of those little white onesies laying around, left over from when I had my son and I know plenty of people who sew. Not to mention that poor, neglected old Kenmore sewing machine sitting out in our shed that had been given to me from a family friend. So, after a trip to the fabric store I created this (sorry about the collage--I'm still trying to figure out the secret to getting blogger to layout my pictures the way I want):
(By the way, those adorable models you see are my son Shawn & daughter Laila and yikes, what a pair of PJs Shawn has on. Expect to see more of that. )
It went together nicely & though it is far from perfect, I learned the very basics of sewing with that onesie & I'm still quite proud of it.