Little Girl’s No-Sew Romper-To-Shirt Upcycle

When our friend took some family photos of us last summer, Sis wore the sweetest little aqua and yellow ruffled romper.

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But the 18-24 month size outfit isn’t quite jiving with her tall, almost-three-year-old self…

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…So it is time for a quick makeover!

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The construction is pretty simple, just a white bodice with the ruffles layered on. The arm openings are still plenty big, so this romper was a prime candidate to become a top!

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My plan was to cut the romper off right under the lowest row of ruffles (the yellow fabric) and make it into a shirt.

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Well, that took all of twenty seconds.

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And since the cut part is completely covered by the yellow ruffle, and because I used my pinking sheers to cut off the bottom, I didn’t even bother hemming.

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And there you have it: easiest upcycle ever!

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Oh! And how marvelous does this “new” top look with the pants I made recently?

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So, have you ever made-over a piece of clothing? Do tell!


you might like…

LINK Family Pics Capture The Photo {without losing your mind}

LINK 3 new {totally cute} simple-sew outfits for sis

LINK upcycled how-to from boxers to little girl pants


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