Here's how it went down:
I made patterns for the yoke and cuffs by tracing the outlines of the onesie directly onto parchment baking paper. Then I added 1/4" seam allowances all of the way around. For the cuffs, I also angled the edges so that they'll stand away from the sleeves.
I spent a while getting the design placed the way that I wanted it. It's a good thing that parchment paper and pencils (and erasers) are so compatible...
I 'bulked up' the yellow fabric for the yoke with heat-n-bond fusible interfacing, then I used a low iron to flatten my pattern onto the fabric. Now it was time to pin then cut out my yoke:
Then I cut notches into the seam allowance so that my edge would lie flat:
After a failed concept,
I cut 2 yellow cuffs:
Next, I used embroidery thread to tack cow print 'chaps' to her jeans:
Enough talk - here it is!!!
I picked her up early from Parent's Day Out, and plopped her on the kitchen table to check it out. 'Is foe ME?!':