Well, I'd like to tell you a story. My bother gives me a lot of his old t-shirts that he doesn't want. He gave me an awesome monkey face shirt. This monkey shirt was THE inspiration to my popular t-shirt romper pattern and tutorial post from last year. I loved the idea of a little boy running around in a shorts romper with a huge monkey face on his belly, and I had no idea how it would take off! I didn't use the monkey shirt for the original romper because the face was so big that I would have had to cut off a lot of the sides to make it the smaller size.
Last fall I made a 24 mos/2T romper pattern because one of my readers asked for it. I had forgotten about it until this summer and realized that that size would be perfect for the monkey shirt!
I did this romper a little differently by overlapping the front over the back. I had to because I used a small/medium size shirt and the shoulder seams were showing on the back overlap part. It does make the back gap a little, but hopefully Henry will grow into it this summer.
This is Henry's hilarious face he likes to do during dinner. He puts his whole body into it!
I used some orange snaps for the inseam and some awesome plaid for the facings. I think next time I make it I'm going to use contrasting sleeves or something! Here are the links to the two pattern sizes and the tutorial: