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Hi!
I am interest in finding a seamstress to take a sleep shirt and turn it into a onesie.
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I tried Carol of Binkies and Bows but she declined saying she doesn't offer those (I think she means onesies).
The way I picture it is the top can be left alone, just need to use the extra material of the skirt to fashion the leg openings and snap crotch.
Can you please give me other sources for custom work?

Thank you,
Patricia
 
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You can get a snap installer clamp and do it yourself to make a onesie. If the nightgown is short enough it will look odd but will work.
 
Try Etsy. Lots of people there who can do the custom work you're looking for.
 
This is a great idea. But I don't think I could do it for you in a timely manor (my day job is getting crazy) or the quality that you would be expecting.
 
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In essence you are just adding a snap crotch panty to a (beach) "T" shirt of sufficient length.
Consider the cost of the alteration compared to the purchase of ready made.

Other option sew a zipper waist closure panty to the sleep "T" shirt - - -
would not have the convenience of the snap crotch but still yet a garment that separates for diaper changes.
 
babylock1 said:
In essence you are just adding a snap crotch panty to a (beach) "T" shirt of sufficient length.
Consider the cost of the alteration compared to the purchase of ready made.

Other option sew a zipper waist closure panty to the sleep "T" shirt - - -
would not have the convenience of the snap crotch but still yet a garment that separates for diaper changes.
Problem with ready made is it won’t have that picture of Ariel on it! But thanks for the ideas.
 
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It is a cute picture. I can see why you want it made into a onesie.
 
Seasonedcitizen said:
It is a cute picture. I can see why you want it made into a onesie.
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If anyone finds a UK Seamstress, please share details, as would love to commission a frock or two
 
Patricia48 said:
Hi!
I am interest in finding a seamstress to take a sleep shirt and turn it into a onesie.
Shouldn't be too hard, you'd need to take a few measurements (arm to waist, waist / hips, thigh, crotch rise, shoulder to crotch for front and back) and some matching binding for the edges, depending on how long it is and how much you'd have to cut off you may be able to make the binding from the cut material, it wouldn't have the bias so wouldn't be as stretchy is proper binding but should do the job.

Then it's just a matter of cutting the curve for the legs/crotch, sewing the binding around and adding snaps, with all the measurement it should take less than an hour.

The suggestion to look on Etsy is good but I expect most there won't want to as it's not their own product, there are also sites like Fiver or Gumtree, just search for seamstress (or look on services>clothing on gumtree) there are many other sites where people can offer their services online and seamstress/fashion can be quite a big category. Might take some asking around to find someone willing to do an adult onesie and their prices vary but could be worth checking out.

JustC said:
If anyone finds a UK Seamstress, please share details, as would love to commission a frock or two
I would offer but haven't had any experience making dresses yet, probably not too hard I have looked over some patterns and can follow how they are constructed easily enough. It would be easier to do than say a sleep suit, romper or dungarees as getting a good fit on anything with legs can be a faff, the skirt on a dress is just a loop of fabric mostly just one piece no need for shaping around crotch/buttocks/hips, getting all the angles right and joining multiple pieces...

Frocks/dresses/skirted items etc. are something I will be looking into and having a go with at some point but as of right now I haven't made any.
 
Patricia48 said:
Hi!
I am interest in finding a seamstress to take a sleep shirt and turn it into a onesie.
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I tried Carol of Binkies and Bows but she declined saying she doesn't offer those (I think she means onesies).
The way I picture it is the top can be left alone, just need to use the extra material of the skirt to fashion the leg openings and snap crotch.
Can you please give me other sources for custom work?

Thank you,
Patricia

That really cute !!!!
 
Belarin said:
Shouldn't be too hard, you'd need to take a few measurements (arm to waist, waist / hips, thigh, crotch rise, shoulder to crotch for front and back) and some matching binding for the edges, depending on how long it is and how much you'd have to cut off you may be able to make the binding from the cut material, it wouldn't have the bias so wouldn't be as stretchy is proper binding but should do the job.

Then it's just a matter of cutting the curve for the legs/crotch, sewing the binding around and adding snaps, with all the measurement it should take less than an hour.

The suggestion to look on Etsy is good but I expect most there won't want to as it's not their own product, there are also sites like Fiver or Gumtree, just search for seamstress (or look on services>clothing on gumtree) there are many other sites where people can offer their services online and seamstress/fashion can be quite a big category. Might take some asking around to find someone willing to do an adult onesie and their prices vary but could be worth checking out.


I would offer but haven't had any experience making dresses yet, probably not too hard I have looked over some patterns and can follow how they are constructed easily enough. It would be easier to do than say a sleep suit, romper or dungarees as getting a good fit on anything with legs can be a faff, the skirt on a dress is just a loop of fabric mostly just one piece no need for shaping around crotch/buttocks/hips, getting all the angles right and joining multiple pieces...

Frocks/dresses/skirted items etc. are something I will be looking into and having a go with at some point but as of right now I haven't made any.
Thx. I’ve actually made onesies out of women’s short nightgowns before, but they always turned out pretty sloppy. Decided I need a pro to do,it for me.
 
Patricia48 said:
Thx. I’ve actually made onesies out of women’s short nightgowns before, but they always turned out pretty sloppy. Decided I need a pro to do,it for me.
Yeah I think the trouble is a nightgown is made fairly loose fitting around the waist with a slightly different angle than a shirt or onesie so that it has extra fabric and drapes better over the hips, just cutting a little shape and adding snaps can work but may leave it baggy where a onesie is a little more snug, an option there may be to use some elastic (FoE) on the bottom edge to help pull it in a bit.

Ideally to do it right you would want to buy a size larger than you need and then remove the sleeves and re-cut the shape you need from it to sew together which is more work but wold leave a much better fitting and nicer finish. It may be possible to just use a serger to redo the side seams without cutting up the whole thing, cutting the excess and stitching them into a more appropriate shape for a onesie but you'd need some pretty accurate measurements.
 
Belarin said:
Yeah I think the trouble is a nightgown is made fairly loose fitting around the waist with a slightly different angle than a shirt or onesie so that it has extra fabric and drapes better over the hips, just cutting a little shape and adding snaps can work but may leave it baggy where a onesie is a little more snug, an option there may be to use some elastic (FoE) on the bottom edge to help pull it in a bit.

Ideally to do it right you would want to buy a size larger than you need and then remove the sleeves and re-cut the shape you need from it to sew together which is more work but wold leave a much better fitting and nicer finish. It may be possible to just use a serger to redo the side seams without cutting up the whole thing, cutting the excess and stitching them into a more appropriate shape for a onesie but you'd need some pretty accurate measurements.
Thank you, but you lose me at “serger”.
 
A Serger is a special sewing machine that does multiple functions at one time - even trimming the excess material from
the finished work.
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