Up-cycled : Onesie Into A Dressing Gown…

As the early mornings are started to get cooler it had me thinking of going into town to buy a new dressing gown. Mollie the Collie, ripped both mine last year when she was a pup by jumping up me first thing in a morning so I need to invest in a new one.

I was moving somethings around in the garage when I found my sons Onesie that he did not want anymore. I looked at it for a while, thinking of what to do with it? Cut it up to make a teddy for my daughter? Make a blanket for Mollie? No, nothing exciting sprang to mind so I chucked it on the charity or tip pile and left it.

The next morning I was having my extra five minutes snooze as I did not want to get got of bed early as it felt a little chilly. I diffed off into a little sleep Zzz.. I started dreaming I was up-cycling my son’s Onesie into a dressing gown to keep me warm!! I woke up in a hurry and thought, what a great idea! It would also save me money having to buy a dressing gown. Bonus!!

My son brought his Onsie for Uni but only ended up wearing it once or twice.He was not ever a big fan of them like me and his brothers and sister were.

Getting set on my brilliant idea. What could go wrong it is only something no one wanted!?

First up I cut across the legs where I wanted the dressing gown to finish. Next up, unpicking the stitches around the legs, the bum bit, then the front bit between the legs and I took the zip out.

Next up I popped the front bits of material  together to cut a straight line where the extra material would have been for the legs and same on the back. To make it all in line.

Then I sewn everything by zig zag stitch to make it look professional.

I sewn the back of the dressing gown together, made a hem around the bottom and sewn the fold down up the front to finish it off nicely.

And the end result!?

It still has it head and tail on to so it looks great.

I love how it turned out and I am very happy with it. I have 2 Onesies of my own but I never wear them as even in Winter thy are too warm. I am thinking of doing the same to them. Also the first thing my daughter said to me was “Aww cool” “Will you turn my Onesie into a dressing gown mum?”

Guess this what I am doing this week?

Claire Justine

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  1. Cathy Glynn
    20th September 2016 / 6:43 am

    That is so clever Claire, I would happily snuggle up in that for hours x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      20th September 2016 / 8:34 am

      Aww, thanks Cathy. I was really pleased with how it turned out 🙂

  2. Tamar SB
    20th September 2016 / 9:05 am

    That is so clever!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:04 pm

      Thanks Tamar 🙂

  3. Odd Socks and Lollipops
    20th September 2016 / 9:53 am

    This is such a fab idea. And it looks great!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Aww, thank you 🙂

  4. Little Pickles Mom
    20th September 2016 / 10:03 am

    Claire! THIS IS SO INSPIRED – I love it! The finish is great too. I have so many onesies that I think I might have to give this a go myself too! Love it.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:08 pm

      Aww, thank you for the lovely comment. I am so pleased with it, I can not stop wearing it 🙂

  5. Dean B
    20th September 2016 / 10:14 am

    That looks amazing! Now if only I could also find a onesie lying around somewhere so I could do this too 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:10 pm

      Hehe 🙂 Thanks Dean.

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click}
    20th September 2016 / 12:19 pm

    What a smart way to upcycle the onesie! It's super cute too!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Thanks Heather 🙂

  7. Little B And Me
    20th September 2016 / 2:22 pm

    How fabulous,I once tried to turn a too short jumpsuit into a pair of trousers… Lets just say I failed & they ended up in the bin 🙁

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:14 pm

      Aww thank you 🙂 Oh no! I remember cutting up 1 pair of jeans and 1 trousers to make something fun but I couldn't get the legs the same length 🙁

  8. Web MDiva
    20th September 2016 / 2:23 pm

    So cute! Some of the best ideas come to me in my sleep. Now if only I could remember them.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:21 pm

      Thank you. I never usually remember my dreams though 🙂

  9. Kezzie
    20th September 2016 / 4:25 pm

    What a clever idea! I'm v impressed! I've only got a Onesie because my mum bought me one, my house is cold so maybe I'd wear it this Winter when nobody can see me! I've already got 5dressing gowns otherwise I'd do the sane!x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Thanks Kezzie, I love Onesies, but I get too hot in them after a while. Whoo your sorted for the cold them with all your dressing gowns 🙂 You can never have enough in Winter 🙂

  10. Mary Murnane
    20th September 2016 / 4:25 pm

    Such a great idea! So cute!Marywww.marymurnane.com

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:38 pm

      Thank you Mary 🙂

  11. tots2travel
    20th September 2016 / 7:04 pm

    Brilliant, it's still a zebra though 🙂 But at least it saved a trip into town!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21st September 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Thank you. I loved that it is a Zebra, it was just the Onesie thing I didn't get on with 🙂

  12. Laura Taylor
    20th September 2016 / 9:03 pm

    This is brilliant. I never really got on with onsies I found them too warm too and I dont want to have strip to use the bathroom.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:50 pm

      Same here Laura, I like the idea of them but they are too warm for me too.

  13. Natalia
    21st September 2016 / 9:29 am

    That's a really good idea, and it looks as it was originally that way 🙂 x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Thanks Natalia 🙂

  14. Anna Maria
    21st September 2016 / 12:06 pm

    that is beyond brilliant, so original,love it. x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Aww, thank you Anna 🙂

  15. beautyqueenuk
    21st September 2016 / 12:34 pm

    This is such a clever idea, whilst I do love a onesie, who wouldn't want a cool hooded dressing gown x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:52 pm

      Hehe, thanks lovely 🙂

  16. Anosa Malanga
    21st September 2016 / 1:41 pm

    What a lovely idea to upcycle a onsie into a dressing gown. I wish I had this idea when I outgrew my last onsie

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks Anosa 🙂

  17. Laura Hartley
    21st September 2016 / 3:44 pm

    Damn that is clever! Never would have thought have doing that myself but I guess it's a much better use of that material xD

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:54 pm

      Thanks Laura, funny how I had to dream up the idea 🙂

  18. Kara Guppy
    22nd September 2016 / 2:53 pm

    What a great idea, especially if they have been outgrown

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22nd September 2016 / 7:55 pm

      Thanks Kara, my daughter has outgrown hers, so it will work out great 🙂

  19. Coombe Mill
    25th September 2016 / 10:34 pm

    I was never a fan of onesies, but I do love a snugly dressing gown. this is a great idea, it would also be perfect for my kids when they grow out of their onesies as the length of a dressing gown is less important. Amazing what can come from a dream! Thank you for sharing an inspired idea on #Trash2Treasure

    • Clairejustine oxox
      26th September 2016 / 12:48 pm

      Thanks for hosting and stopping by Fiona, it is a great idea for grown out onesies, isn't it 🙂

  20. Katie Dillman
    28th September 2016 / 5:10 am

    That's funny that your daughter is already requesting her own, I don't blame her!

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