I think baby and toddler clothing made out of sweaters is one of the cutest things you can put on an itty bitty. My littles have had a few of those outfits, purchased on clearance from various stores, or borrowed from friends, because seriously… they might be cute, but they are expensive! So of course, I had to make my own.
This was (shocking, I know) upcycled from an old cardigan of mine. I loved the colors, and just couldn’t part with it, even though I hadn’t worn it in years. I was too eager to get cutting that I forgot to take a before shot, but it was long and had a hood (no buttons, just a tie). I used a one-piece long underwear that currently fits little E to get the right size.
Overall, it was a quick and easy project, though the button holes gave me some trouble, yet again. Just like those sweater-alls, I couldn’t get my button hole foot to work on this material. Maybe because the foot is made of plastic? This sweater is pretty thin, so I think the plastic foot is to blame. Anyone have suggestions for this??
Thankfully, you can’t always see my terribly made button holes under these buttons. I used the existing edge of the cardigan, plus the sleeves, bottom of the sweater, and the hood – no hemming!
I did have to hem a little at the neckline, and the fabric stretched a little, leaving it looking a little wonky. [I’m making a face at this, in case you were wondering.]
But seriously, what’s a little funk in the neckline, when you have this cute, smiling sunshine wearing an adorable [free] sweater romper?
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Wow, that turned out ADORABLE!! Nice job!
I agree! Little boys in sweater outfits is something that makes my heart skip a beat.
Super job on the up-cycle!
This is so cute! I would love to see more of a tutorial if you make another one! I LOVE these one piece rompers too…so much easier to put on them!