DIY Adorable Ruffled Baby Onesie


At my sister-in-law’s baby shower, the hosts set up a cute little section to create personalized onesies for our newest member of the family {due in WEEKS!} …but I didn’t get a chance to make one and as the party was winding down I realized there were only two onesies left! I grabbed one intending on doing it there but alas, didn’t get a chance.

After a week of thinking about how to decorate this cute little tiny little little tiny, I thought wait{!}, I can actually do whatever I want!

So I basically used my petal sandal and petal sleeve ideas and baby-ized them …and it’s now clear that if I’m not careful, I will “petal” everything I own.

What You’ll Need…

* Make sure you wash all of your fabrics first.








DIY RUffled Baby Onesie


And a little asymmetrical ruffle butt!


See Delilah wearing it!

Have fun!


LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.


  • FXOX

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    OH this is TOTALLY CUTE! I must try it!

  • Lauren From Texas

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    LOVE it! OK, someone I know needs to get pregnant with a little girl!! 🙂

  • Blicious

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    cutest thing ever!! i would buy this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ediot

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    youre so talented. this is a great idea. i have a friend who just got a babygirl-so this might be something 🙂

  • J.Yas

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    too cute!

  • Sher

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    I was raised on everything ruffle butt LOL! Toooo cute!

  • Iva

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    omg!!! THE TUSH!!!! THE TUSH!!! wayyy to perfect!! LOVE IT!!

  • bananas.

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    OMG. you just doubled your cuteness factor.

  • ~ Kelly Ann ♥

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    How cute- Love it

  • XRocksmama

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    that is so cute and so creative… love it 😀

  • Ela

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    Oh my goodness! You are too amazing for words. I love this. And will have to steal this. Well, not stealing since you’re actually teaching us how to do this 😉
    You’re gonna be the best aunt ever!
    I love it!

  • Chessa!

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    you are amazing. I saw this on your flickr page and ws amazed. you are so creative.

  • Jacqueline

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, this is the cutest thing ever! I don’t know how you keep coming up with new things, but I love your ideas =)

  • Christina

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    That’s so cute! I’m sure there’s a very happy mommy-to-be who’s tucking it away as someone’s first party outfit.

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    September 23, 2009 | Reply


  • LifestyleBohemia

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    So creative & cute! I recently bought a very creative newborn outfit on Etsy. I love seeing babies in things like this.
    Have a great day!

  • Katie

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    this is so rad!!! i love it for baby girly girls!

  • Manju

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    that’s adorable! you’re so creative

  • Lyndsy

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    So flipping cute! Love the addition on the butt!

  • Violet

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    aww too cute… i wanna see it on a baby

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  • acase

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    beautiful!That is going to be one-well dressed niece.

  • Stacey B

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    Soooo super cute! I think I see these in my future, well maybe like 7 months from now future!

  • Morgan

    September 23, 2009 | Reply

    How cute are you?!? I love it!

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    You did not EVEN go there.

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    this might be the CUTEST thing i’ve seen all day, and i’ve seen lots of stuff today. ahhh-dorable.

  • K.Line

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    You are so talented. This is baby-perfect. Start a shop! Pls.

  • Gabby

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    This is the cutest thing ever, I think.


    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    That baby is so loved! Go ahead and “petal” everything – I love the look. have you tried adding it to a headband? I bet some red or deep blue petals crowned over one side of your head would be beautiful.

    Or a belt…

    Or a wrist cuff…

    The possibilities are endless aren’t they? =) Keep doing the extraordinary Maegan!

  • Living and Loving In L.A.

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    You are so creative, Maegan! I just can’t get over it! Such a cute baby tutorial. I’m so selfish, all of my D.I.Y. projects so far have been for myself! I’m going to have to take note and start making stuff for babies!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Love it!!! So cute and simple! Thanks for sharing! Oh and this kind of reminds me of the JCrew T-shirt I wore today that had some flower like this on the side! cute cute!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    it’s sooooooooo adorable!! you must remember to do a CGOP when the baby arrives!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    absolutely adorable!!!!!

  • Sarah

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    omg, love the onesie! im so excited my daughter will be two and im starting to style her as she’s getting older. she loves fashion like me, so we are like two peas in a pod 🙂 great post!

  • Cathy Voyage

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    This is so cute!

  • Natasha

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Omgosh, I can’t believe you found MY blog. I LOVE YOUR BLOG! Ha! What a treat. (:

    Yeah, I’m all about my rotary cutter, I even love to use it on paper (which I’m sure is a total no-no).

    Did I mention I’m tickled that you found my blog?! I love to look at your gratuitous outfit post and vicariously live through your cute outfits since my days of having a reason to wear beautiful clothes are limited to nowadays. Ah well…so point is, keep posting those, they’re my little treat!

    Oh and one more thing (this is getting to be an embarrassingly long comment) I’m actually sitting here with a head full of pinned curls that I slept in thanks so your crazy afro curls post. I just love the look after they all fall out a bit. Thanks!

  • New Wife

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    seriously, how do you make it look so easy? These are way too cute!

  • Fashionstyle

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Such a good idea!!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Es una idea genial y te ha quedado precioso! Felicidades pq tienes ideas muy creativas, saludos des de España,

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    That is so cute, adorable! If we have a girl I’m going to make one, or pay you to make one for me, you could make some good money from your petal creations!!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    OMFG! u r so fantastic with the ruffles! its cute!!!!!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    I love it! This is soooo cute :O!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks Auntie Maeg! She’s gonna love it!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Oh h*ll, this idea is too good to keep just for the babies. I am so totally doing this on one of my t-shirts or maybe a sweater. I really do love you Maegan. xo

  • AsianCajuns (Lauren)

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    This is genius, Maegan!!!! My boyfriend’s sis-in-law is due in three weeks. They won’t tell us the sex, so I think it’s fair that if they have a boy or a girl, it will get a ruffle butt 😉 I love it!

  • Beth

    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Super cute!
    That will be one stylish baby 😉

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    I completely missed out on the crafty gene and I’m bitter about it! I’ve tried making these little rosettes and they do not come out looking like rosettes. My mother should have worked harder to pass on the crafty genetic code, because the things you make are so pretty!

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    aw, so cute! 🙂 lovely idea.

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Awwwwn that’s the cutest thing ever !! The butt ruffle is adorable 🙂

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Ohh my Gosh, sooo cuteeee :))
    Good DIY…

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    September 24, 2009 | Reply

    Chloe would rock this thing.

    If I could figure out how to use a needle and thread. =)

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    September 25, 2009 | Reply

    That onesie is ridiculously adorable. I love it!

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    September 25, 2009 | Reply

    you need to sell this stuff. seriously. i want to pimp out your talent 😉

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    September 25, 2009 | Reply

    Aww, this is so cute Megan! Love it!

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    September 25, 2009 | Reply

    Aw, that is SO cute!


    September 27, 2009 | Reply

    I LOVE this idea! My sister is due with a baby girl in 2 months… I am going to show her this post, she’d love it too!

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    September 28, 2009 | Reply

    it turned out so adorable…you are going to be the coolest aunt ever!

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    October 8, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks for this idea! I just made two outfits for my girlfriend that is expecting next month. Cute top with a “flower” on the left shoulder with a pair of pants with a flower on the right lower leg. SO cute.

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    May 28, 2010 | Reply

    Great idea! Thank thank thank you!

    I’m trying this out on all my daughters stained onesies…

    PS – I wanted to name my first daughter Delilah – just looove that name!

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