I have been loving getting to sew little girl outfits after sewing for 4 boys. Sewing ruffles and dresses and pink has been such a blast! I’m quickly realizing that while I love dresses on my little girl, onesies are so much more functional because they don’t lift up showing a baby’s little belly especially in these cold winter months here in the Upper Midwest. However, I love the look of dresses so I started thinking about how to solve my problem, and I decided to mash the Peek a Boo Pattern Shop Gloria dress with the Eeny Meeny Miny Moe Bodysuit (I’m going to call this the EMMM in the rest of this post). For my mash up, I used Art Gallery Flower Field Bachelorette Knit with the solid Dark Fuchsia knit from Peek a Boo Pattern Shop. I love Amy’s selections of fabrics and know that anything I purchase from there is high quality.
For this mash up, you need all the Gloria pattern pieces for the play dress, as well as the front, back, and leg bands of the EMMM. Take the bodice piece of the Gloria along with the front of the EMMM. Line the pattern pieces up at the armscye and draw a dotted line across the bottom of the Gloria piece.
Since you will be using the bottom of the EMMM piece, you need to account for seam allowance. Since the Gloria has a 1/2″ seam allowance, I then drew a line 1/2″ closer to the top of the EMMM as shown in this picture. Your pattern pieces are different widths, but the EMMM and Gloria have different seam allowances. I promise it will work in the end!
The solid line is where you will cut your bottom piece of the onesie. I just fold the part of the pattern I don’t need out of the way while cutting. Repeat these steps for the back as well. When you are finished cutting, you will have these pieces from the EMMM: the bottom front, bottom back, and leg bands.
From the Gloria, you will have the following pieces: bodice front, back, sleeves, neckband, and skirt (either gathered or circle).
At this point, you will assemble each part. I first assembled the EMMM bottom making sure to use the 1/4″ seam allowance as noted in that pattern. Then assemble the top of the Gloria using the 1/2″ seam allowance noted in that pattern.
Finally pin your skirt to your bodice. Then turn the onesie bottom inside out, and slip it over the bodice/skirt. Make sure you align the back of the onesie to the back of the bodice. Trust me, I had to seam rip my first one because I assembled it backwards.
Sew these together using a 1/2″ seam allowance. Flip everything right side out. Add snaps to your onesie, hem the sleeves and skirt, and you’re done!
I found this mash up also works well paired with the Lollipop Leggings to keep those chubby thighs warm 🙂
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