I’m excited to share a really fun upcycle with you today! I think men’s button down shirts are one of my favorite things to upcycle because there’s a lot of fabric and lots of fun details. I love trying to reuse a bunch of the details! It’s like a challenging puzzle that really gets me excited. Anyway, I’m sharing a tutorial to make a 3 mos size romper from a button down, but also a skirt tutorial over at House of Estrela for Refashion Month 2016. Go see what all the other cool refashions are! It’s always inspiring to see others’ work! (And if you’re crazy, you could also make baby pants from the leftover sleeves!)
Look at that cute, bubble romper! It’s perfect for wiggly babies and summertime!
I kept the button placket on the front and reused the button and buttonhole on the collar stand. I also turned the collar into ruffled straps. AND the most amazing thing about this romper is that you don’t need a pattern. The shirt actually works as the pattern!
4. Cut the collar in half.
5. Cut off all the seams.
6. With right sides together sew 1/4″ along each long side of the collars. Turn right side out.
7. Sew 3/8″ from the edge along the inside curve creating a casing.
8. Insert 5″ of elastic into the casing and tack at each end.
And there you half it! An adorable and easy romper that you created with no pattern! Don’t forget to check out the skirt tutorial over at House of Estrela!