I was going onsie shopping the other day and could not for the life of me find more than a few onsies that I liked.
I like pink but I don’t like to inundate my daughter’s wardrobe with the color. I am also picky about what her onsies say. I admit that I am not the most enjoyable shopping partner. I am always up for a crafting project though! :)
So, I just grabbed a pack of white onsies and some fabric sharpies and decided that I’ll just doodle my way out of this issue.
I did a test run on a too small, stained onsie and found that trying to write on knit is tricky. The fabric pulls and the whole thing can end up looking chinzy and messy if you’re not careful.
I stuck with simple dots and hashes. I didn’t space them evenly (because I often mess up intentional perfection …ironic) and just let it flow organically, eye-balling it as I went.
(Just have to mention, her skin is a bit red because we are still working through her allergy situation)
I did write a tiny message on the small of her back because I couldn’t resist.
Then I took a risk and tried some random constellations. They are not scaled or correctly placed at all, but it turned out better than I thought. I kind of love it.
It does make my bald baby girl look a little boyish. She doesn’t help herself by preferring cars over dolls. ;) I guess I shouldn’t be surprised since she has two older brothers. She loves to wrestle and growl too. Don’t worry grandmas ;), she loooves purses, twirling, and dancing too.
I thought about dyeing them before doodling, which would amp up of the results, but I have to say I hate dyeing. I avoid it until completely necessary.
My boys’ spring break is coming up. I’m thinking of letting them decorate T-shirts with the sharpies. Kind of like the freezer paper stencil versions we did HERE and HERE, but much less work on my part! :)
My little photo bomber hopes you’re having an awesome day!
P.S. These wash pretty well. I heat set them with a hot iron before washing just to be safe. I haven’t had too much fading (barely any) but would be lying if I said there was absolutely none. :)
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