Sweater Romper!

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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  1. 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!

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