- posted 10 years ago
Remember a while back when I was looking for directions on how to turn a
t-shirt into a baby romper? Well, thought I'd better update on that one.
The project went alright. Few glitches.
The whole point of this thing was to make a romper with the logo of the
baby's dad's favorite band. So I found a t-shirt to embroider. It's not
something I can do with my embroidery machine, but I knew I could do it the
same way I have done letters for sweatshirts in the past. So,I printed off
the logo and then traced it onto tear away stabilizer. What I do then is
hoop the stabilizer and the shirt and I can satin stitch the letters,etc
with the machine. Did all that. Then went to make the shirt into a romper.
The instructions all called for cutting an upside down U on the front for
the legs. Then adding a gusset basically (but a U shaped one) on the back
so there would be a flap that could snap to the front of the legs. OK.
First snag.......not enough fabric to make the gusset. My goof. I wanted
the front to be even. And the easiest way for me to do that was to cut
that section as two pieces. You know, cut from the hem up to where I
wanted it to stop,then cut the two halve out. Yeah. Forgot to think
before I cut. That part turned out just fine though. I cut the legs
slightly fuller in the back (more narrow upside down U.) Worked out great.
I marked from an 18 mo size romper I got at my favorite second hand place.
I measured and marked how much to take in the sleeves and sides of the
shirt. Then stitched from the hem of the sleeve to the hem of the body.
Turned in the serged edges of the new legs, and hemmed the legs. Sewed on
snaps and Viola!!! Sleeves could have been hemmed a little shorter, but
they were alright.
Then I got to thinking he needed a matching sunhat. ;) Hancock's had
Butterick patterns on sale for 97¢!! So,I got Butterick 5056 and got to
work. I centered the logo on front of the crown. I just happened to have
some scraps of really nice med-heavy weight linen in stash. ;) Now, how
many 9 month old boys have a custom made linen hat??? lol
I got much better pictures of the hat. I thought I had taken more pictures
of the romper,but no. I didn't look at any of the pictures till after I
had boxed up the whole thing and shipped it off. :( When I did look at the
pictures, I noticed the logo is backwards on the romper. Hard to tell
(you'll see what I mean) till they were together. The hat is correct.
Not to worry. It's getting to be cool weather. So I have a long sleeve
t-shirt in his size to embroider and I have my eyes peeled for a
Good news is,he LOVED it. (the baby and his dad too!!!) I got pictures of
the baby and I got a phone call from his dad. I got permission from his
mom to share these pictures with y'all. He doesn't even try to take the
hat off. He really acts like he likes it according to his mom (who would
tell me if he tossed it across the room LOL)