We just got home last night from vacation.  (If you’d like to catch up with our trip, check out these pictures.)  It was a very busy 10 days, and I’m kind of extremely tired.  We got to see a lot of wonderful things.  If you’ve been reading my blog for a few months, you might remember that my fabulous sister-in-law works at Walt Disney World. I think she has the best perks of any employee anywhere, and one of her job benefits is her ability to bring in her friends and family into Disney World gratis at certain times of the year (not every day, but she gets a generous number of passes and entry allowances). This means that we get to visit Walt Disney World at least once a year.  To get us ready for our spectacular Disney vacation, and to show our appreciation to a wonderful auntie, I got out to try my hand at one of the items on my Silhouette checklist.  I used some Flocked Heat Transfer material from Silhouette, and was pleased with how easy it was to make this onesie for a favorite auntie.

My Mom Made That: Disney Onesie

I ordered some “Disney” onesies from Amazon.  I believe that I got 4 onesies for 6.99, so that’s a pretty good price.  I really liked this grey one with the red stitching.  Plus, the side of the onesie had a “Disney” tag on it, so it looked like an official onesie!   I thought it would look perfect with this design. Based on previous recommendations, I pre-washed the onesie to make sure the heat transfer material wouldn’t be affected by the onesie shrinking in the wash.

To start the Silhouette portion project, I downloaded a “Disney Like” font called Waltograph, and searched the web for a set of clipart ears.  Once I had both of those downloaded, I was ready to get to work in my Silhouette Studio.  First, I created a custom die cut pattern from my Mickey Mouse clip art by using the trace tool in the Silhouette Studio.  Next, I wrote out the words, “Cast Member In Training,”  using Waltograph font, and I kept both together in a single file.  I did a practice cut with white cardstock, and I’m glad I did.  Even though I measured the onesie, I found that the writing was too big and the clipart was a little too small.  I adjusted the sizes and did a practice cardstock cut again.  When I was satisfied with the size of the wording and image, I separated the Mickey clipart and saying into two separate files.  First, I cut the Mickey clippart in black flocked heat transfer material, and then I cut the lettering out in red flocked heat transfer material.  I trimmed the excess away and used my hook tool to removed the extra little bits of the material.

My Mom Made That: Disney Onesie

I determined where I wanted all 3 pieces to be positioned, and I started ironing.  Covering the heat transfer material with a thin towel, I first ironed on the clipart Mickey face, and gently peeled away the clear plastic.  I then positioned the red lettering around the Mickey head.  I ironed the red lettering on, and very carefuly peeled the backing away.  This was harder to iron, and I was very careful due to the delicate lettering.  I also noticed that even after the backing was removed, a little corner edge of one of the letters popped up.  To fix this problem, I recovered the lettering with a towel and ironed it a bit longer.

My Mom Made That: Disney Onesie

The Monkey looked very cute in his little “Cast Member in Training” onesie, and got several comments from Cast Members in the Magic Kingdom.  In general, I am always impressed by the level of courtesy and kindness we receive from the Disney cast members, and I’m glad that we had a way to show our appreciation to them and especially our favorite cast member– Monkey’s favorite aunt!  Here’s a picture of Moneky sporting his new oneside on a very hot day in the parks.  (Good thing I made the boys some cool Vinyl lettered water bottles for the trip!)

My Mom Made That: Disney Onesie

I’m showing off my little Monkey’s outfit at: