First of all, do you realize how hard it is to find plain colored onesies? Especially yellow ones! And finding plain black (non-dress) pants wasn't easy either. So what's a girl to do? Dye them, of course! :)
I started out with this:
In hindsight, I wish I had gone with darker pants to start with since I was dying them black, but oh well.
The yellow was brighter before I washed them, since apparently I didn't get all the black dye washed out, but I'm still happy with how it all turned out. The zig zag is a piece of white knit that I dyed black & sewed on.
And of course, every Charlie Brown needs a football! Hopefully his sisters won't play the part of Lucy & pull it out from under him. :)
I used some brown fuzzy stuff for the top & two layers of knit for the back. I originally picked up some football ribbon to make it a little tag blanket, but decided against it. I've got a bunch of the brown left (I picked up a half yard), so I think I'll make one for Coop too, but I'll have to pick up more of the knit (also started with a half yard) since I doubled it up, as well as used it for the stripes & stitches, and the zig zags on the shirt.
I wanted to use brown minky like this blanket from Happy Together, but couldn't find any. I did think about making the full blanket like in the tutorial, but decided I liked the idea of the mini version instead. I made mine a bit different - I decided to sew on the stripes & stitches at the end to help hold the layers together.
In the end, I'm really excited with how it all turned out, and I hope our friends like it! :)
Until next time...