I know you guys have seen them. The fake necklace onesies that are going around. Who ever did that first was so smart! I know I said I don't like being trendy but this one was too cute to pass up on. As you saw in the last post, I bought a tank top with the fake necklace on it and turned it into a dress for my girl. Well, I had a baby shower I missed a month ago and so I had made my friend some stuff for her baby. One of the things I did was bought a plain onesie. I didn't know what I wanted to do with it and the baby is due soon. I FINALLY decided to try the fake necklace. I looked up a couple of tutorials but none I found had step by step instructions. Most just gave advice. SO I decided to try it and take pictures along the way.
The first thing I did was fold the onesie in half so you know where the center of it is. Then I unfolded it and decided where I wanted to start the necklace from. BEFORE I started painting I practice with various things around the house to get the right size of circles. I tried a pencil eraser, a pen and a golf tee. I ended up liking the pencil eraser and the golf tee for the different sizes. Before I did any painting on the shirt I took a pencil I knew would wash off in the washer and marked where I wanted my necklace to be.
Here are my utensils
Here are my first couple of circles.
I didn't want my circles to connect on the big ones. I thought it looked cuter with a space. I would dab my eraser in the paint and then dab it on a paper towel softly to get a lot of the paint off. Then I would go ahead and dab it on the onesie.
Then I decided that I DID want my small circles to connect so I did that row by connecting all of the small circles.
Now all you have to do is figure out how you want to embellish it. I REALLY wanted to do a detachable flower. I decided to use a snap. That way you can have lots of flowers for every out fit.
WELLLLLL that ended up not going over so well. When I went to attach the snap to the onesie ( I don't have a snap press so I was using a hammer ) I hit the snap too hard and put a hole in the onesie! DOH!
BOOOOOOOO! I also wanted to do it with the snap because I didn't think the faker flowers could be washed. SOOO I ended up making a flower with fabric. Then I sewed it down and put fabric on the inside of the onesie too. This covered up the hole nicely.
I think it turned out really cute! I also made a matching hair bow for her and for her big sister. I will post pictures later because those photos aren't on my lap top yet. Are y'all sick of seeing this pink and white polka dot material yet? Yeah, me too but I still have TONS of it. It was a sheet set I bought at a thrift store for 4 bucks! It was the fitted sheet, the flat sheet AND the pillow case. I have yet to make Kayla a pillow case dress with it but since summer is around the corner I think one should be in the works.