Sometimes my friends ask me to make something for them and I happily oblige! I’m honored! Now that I am thinking about it, most of the things I make are gifts, I rarely have the creativity to make anything for myself. One of my college friends commissioned me to make something special for his baby daughter to wear on his wife’s birthday. They have a new baby girl and he wanted to surprise his wife with a new cute outfit for their daughter to wear that morning. I was racking my brain, trying to think of something creative to make for awhile. Since his wife’s name is “Daisy”, I decided to customize a little onesie with a daisy on it for their little daughter to wear.
I made a daisy out of felt and sewed it onto a onesie that I purchased. The daisy is pretty easy to sew, but I wrote up a short tutorial on how I made it in case its ever helpful to anyone. These are the pieces that you need:
I cut little slits along the inner edge of the petals to make it easier to bend around a curve:
If I were to make the daisy again, I would cut out and sew three layers of long petals instead of just two layers. The petals look a little sparse and I think it would have looked better if it were fuller. I also think I would have tried cutting the pieces of the flower out of flannel instead of felt material. Flannel, like felt, doesn’t fray so its nice not having to hem the edges. Flannel is a little thinner and flimsier but can be washed in the washing machine and dried in the dryer, but with the felt, the onesie needs to be hand washed which makes it a little impractical for everyday wear.
After I was done piecing the daisy together, I just pinned and machine sewed it right onto the front of the onesie. I got the little yellow onesie from Old Navy on sale for just $5! It was perfect for this project! I love that it has little stripes instead of being a solid yellow color and the little capped sleeves are so adorable:
On the backside of the shirt, I decided to add a special message just for her mom:
I’m not the best at embroidering, but I just stitched the letters onto some yellow bias tape that I happened to have and also matched the ribbing of the shirt.
Happy birthday to Daisy!!!