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« on: May 05, 2006 06:59:01 PM »

Help!

Has anyone ever made a toddler tee or jumper out of an adult sized tee? My husband has a ton of old retro rock and comic tees that he's hanging onto. Before I had my daughter I remember there was a boutique in NYC where they altered adult rock tees for kids and babies. I just wondered if anyone had experience before I cut into his prized tees. I'm just wondering if you had suggestions on where I should cut so the design, hem etc would equal legs, sleeves, etc.

If I figure it out I'm sure all our friends would love us to do the same for their kids.

Thanks for any suggestions!
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2006 07:17:07 PM »

I've been planning to do this as soon as I get pregnant. My best advice is to go thrift shopping and get a bunch of junk t-shirts. Grab a onesie or kids' tee (whatever you're trying to make) for a pattern and just play around! Keep notes so you know what works and what doesn't. Once you find something that works and you like it, make a paper pattern and keep it. I know this isn't much help but that's what I plan on doing.
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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2006 08:28:47 PM »

i've done it, all you do is cut an upside down U in the middle of the hem, add snaps, and you're done!

you can narrow the width if you want.
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