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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?


41 responses to “Up-cycled : Onesie Into A Dressing Gown…”

  1. Cathy Glynn says:

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

  2. Tamar SB says:

    That is so clever!

  3. Odd Socks and Lollipops says:

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

  4. Little Pickles Mom says:

    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.

  5. Dean B says:

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

  6. Heather{Our Life In a Click} says:

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

  7. Little B And Me says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  9. Kezzie says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  11. tots2travel says:

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

  12. Laura Taylor says:

    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.

  13. Natalia says:

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

  14. Anna Maria says:

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

  15. beautyqueenuk says:

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

  16. Anosa Malanga says:

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

  17. Laura Hartley says:

    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

  18. Kara Guppy says:

    What a great idea, especially if they have been outgrown

  19. Coombe Mill says:

    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

  20. Katie Dillman says:

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

  21. FancyDressEnthusiast says:

    You have just saved my life!!!! I am going as Shania Twain (in her “That Don’t Impress Me Much” music video) to a fancy dress party, and couldn’t find her iconic leopard print hooded jacket anywhere. Now I am going to transform a hooded leopard print onesie into a long “coat”!! Thanks so much – and wish me luck!

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