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Topic: Thanks, dooney! My QnD *ruffly* romper :) Big pics  (Read 1852 times)
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jutybo
« on: August 14, 2007 05:17:30 AM »

Major, major thanks to dooney for the tut for this easy romper! 
I had this old, drab shirt lying around that I bought for cheap, wore once, and realized it looked TERRIBLE on me, but was such soft and lightweight material that I kept it around for some unknown reason... and now I know why.  Here's a before pic (didn't think it would turn out decent, so I didn't take a plain before pic) of the only time I wore it:

Sorry it's sideways!
It had buttons about halfway down the front, so I used those as the front closure of the romper instead of snaps/velcro/what-have-you between the legholes.  I also left it pretty roomy to get over a cloth diaper, and since the fabric's so stretchy it's still easy to change my babe in:

I had to resize this shirt to a smaller size first, and in doing that I ended up with a seam down the front and back of the romper, and goofed up the back, so this is what I did to cover the mess-up:

I have also since fixed the neckhole, which was HUGE, by adding some elastic for some quick n' dirty (in this case, more functional than fashionable) ruffles.  Don't have a pic of that yet, but here's an action shot:

Since the original shirt was so long, I just left the legholes unhemmed and it's not fraying or anything... feels almost like a tissue jersey type of fabric, I think...
Thanks for looking, and thank you again, dooney!!   Grin  Comments/critiques welcome!
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007 06:04:55 AM »

Wow, how ingenious!  I will have to remember this next time I have a shirt I don't like or one I think would look good this way.  Great job!
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dooney
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007 07:54:25 AM »

That's great! I have lots of pre-preg shirts that don't fit in the chest or i just don't like, but i had a boy so most of them wouldn't work.
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hyspirit
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007 09:33:03 AM »

Thats a great idea
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He smells good, he really does! He smells like root beer.
jutybo
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007 07:18:04 PM »

That's great! I have lots of pre-preg shirts that don't fit in the chest or i just don't like, but i had a boy so most of them wouldn't work.
Thanks!  I had the same problem when I had my little man (I mostly ended up making sleeve pants out of some old sweatshirts... and failed miserably at a romper- how I wish I'd have been able to time travel and read your tut back then!), and was SO glad I could finally recon a few of them for my girl.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2007 12:38:34 PM »

Oh my that is so cute!
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hjmama
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2007 06:38:38 PM »

Very cuter.  i love the cover up ruffle.  I do stuff like that all the time LOL> 
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