4/23/10



  1. My Next Project! I will post pics and let you know how it goes soon! The pictures and tutorial below were found HERE!
  2. Get a youth-sized t-shirt and a pre-made romper (aka a "onesie").

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    Trace the romper onto the t-shirt; click to enlarge image.
     Trace the romper onto the t-shirt; click to enlarge image.
    Turn your t-shirt inside outFold both the t-shirt and the romper in half and lay the romper on top of the shirt, lining them up at the fold. Trace.

    See how the crotch on the romper puffs up because it's in a shorts shape? Ignore that. You'll have to fudge a bit for the bottom part. Use the image as a guide.

    You should narrow the sleeves (or take them off altogether, up to you). So basically you're cutting a chunk out of the armpit and then letting it widen for the legs.
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    Sew where the orange line is; click to enlarge image.
     Sew where the orange line is; click to enlarge image.
    Sew on the armpit line only. Don't close the leg area.
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    cut on the outside of the line you just sewed.
     cut on the outside of the line you just sewed.
    Unfold and cut just outside of the line you just sewed. Go ahead and cut your bottom line too, just make sure you leave enough to hem or you'll get an underwear shape.
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    Trace onto the other side.
     Trace onto the other side.
    Fold it over and trace what you've just cut onto the other side. Don't let your cat help, he doesn't have thumbs.
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    It's starting to look rompery, isn't it?
     It's starting to look rompery, isn't it?
    Sew the armpit line on that side and cut.
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    Both parts facing up for proper closure.
     Both parts facing up for proper closure.
    Attach your closure. If you use snaps, reinforce your fabric with something that doesn't stretch so they hold up better. Make sure your closures are so that the flaps point toward each other when you go to close it. So both sides should be facing up when laid flat.
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    Cut a diagonal slit, fold the edges to the inside and sew.
     Cut a diagonal slit, fold the edges to the inside and sew.
    Stop here if you don't mind a homemade appearance. Otherwise, you'll want to hem. Cut that little diagonal slit between the crotch flap and the rest of the leg so your corners don't bunch.
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    Way to go!
     Way to go!
    Turn the finished romper right side out .
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    The end.
     The end.
    Dress your child.

3 comments:

Mummatutu said...

I love it! I am going to post a link to this on my blog! Check it out!

Mummatutu said...

here is the link to my blog and my blurb about your awesome tutorial!
http://mummasaidso.blogspot.com/2010/04/make-baby-romper-onsie-from-t-shirt.html

THANK YOU!

Serline said...

Inspirational! I'll give it a try...