Feathers Flights // Sewing Blog: 2T T-Shirt Romper


2T T-Shirt Romper

This was originally posted on Once Upon a Sewing Machine in their awesome boy series Sew You Had a Boy. Henry has never been as photogenic as he was in these pictures!
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:
2T Pattern
6-12 mos Pattern
T-Shirt Romper Tutorial
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  1. I love this. Those little one piece rompers are the best. I'm going to have to browse my husband's closet and the thrift store now for some goodies to transform. :)

  2. He is so big!!!!


    That romper is also brilliant.

  3. OH.MY.GOODNESS!!! What an adorable boy you have! I loooove this idea! When my boy was little I loved knit rompers! So easy to change and super durable for all of his boy energy!

  4. What a great idea! This little man seems very happy with this new romper. Thanks for sharing.

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