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How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!!

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A cute little romper that I made from 2 old shirt. :)
So one day I ran into my friend and she was wearing this great romper. I'd never heard of it til then and i wanted to try one out for myself. So i spent a day or so figuring out how to make one and this is what i came up with! I didn't find any tutotorials or anything online so i was sorta left to figure it out myself. So here's my How To. I hope you like it. :) I think it's really cute.

IF YOU MAKE ONE, PLEASE UPLOAD YOUR VERSIONS!! i really wanna see. :)

IMPORTANT NOTE: I added the TEXT directions at the last minute. To get the good and more accurate directions, you'll need to click on each image. I spent a LONG time making this. lol.

If anything is unclear, email me or comment about it. I'll try to help!!!

Posted by Kit Wilkins from • Published May 14, 2010 • See Kit Wilkins's 15 projects »
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  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Do you have a lot of extra Tshirts? Well this is the project for you!! Learn how to make a cute romper from 2 tshirts!!

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 2
    Step 2

    First You'll need 2 shirts. One Medium and the other XL, preferably 2 different colors. :)

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut the bottom of the med shirt right above the line, leaving a little space. Cut it in one place

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the strap and wrap it above your chest. Pinch and mark when it fits securely over your chest.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Flip the strap on the wrong side and extend it into a straight line. Sew along the line and cut the excess

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut the XL shirt just like you did the medium. Do not cut it yet.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lay the strap flat and cut it directly in the center

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Take one half of the strap and wrap it around the middle of your thigh. Pinch and mark just like you did with the strap before.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Line up the strap with the other strap and make the line directly under the other one so that they are both exactally the same. Sew along the straight line and cut the excess.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 10
    Step 10

    Take the XL shirt and cut off the sleeves. They cut the shirt directly below the collar.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 11
    Step 11

    Flip inside out and sew the armholes.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 12
    Step 12

    Line up the strap you made from the medium and the part you just sewed from the XL shirt.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 13
    Step 13

    Basically what you're going to do is fold the XL shirt so that it fits the width of the strap from the med shirt

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 14
    Step 14

    Pin the corners

    Note: YOU DO THIS TO ONLY ONE SIDE OF THE SHIRT, AT A TIME.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 15
    Step 15

    Pin the center

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 16
    Step 16

    Then fold the shirt towards the end of the straps.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 17
    Step 17

    sew along the line on the extra you gave yourself when you first cut it.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 18
    Step 18

    Cut the medium shirt directly under the sleeves.
    then take that piece and cut it in half.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 19
    Step 19

    Take the two halves from the XL shirt and line them up with the straps you made fromt he two halves of the XL shirt.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 20
    Step 20

    THIS IS THE HARDEST PART. You're going to make a series of tiny folds that over lap each other. i used a LOT of pins for this part.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 21
    Step 21

    it should look something like this when you're done.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 22
    Step 22

    Place the two leg holes together. Pin the two corners together about 3 inches or so long.

    *EDIT*
    I've been informed the crotch isn't all that flattering. At this step you can sew as much or as little between the gap. when you do this tutorial, you'll find you have a LOT of fabric to work with

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 23
    Step 23

    place the top and the two leg holes above eachother.

    NOTE: YOU MAY WANT TO TRY THE TOP ON AT THIS POINT. THE TOP MAY OR MAY NOT BE TOO LONG. I ended up cutting off about 3 or so inches off of mine.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 24
    Step 24

    Now you're going to do the same thing. This can be pretty tricky. Make sure you connect the leg holes to the center of the top.

    Dont fold the top, just the leg holes.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 25
    Step 25

    Fold larger folds til the widths fit. Sew straight across the folds.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 26
    Step 26

    Flip it inside out and try it on. If it fits right, move on. If not, take a seam ripper to it and try to repleat.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 27
    Step 27

    Cut the collar off of the medium shirt. Cut in one place. Most shirts have one place where they meet.
    You may hhave to seam rip apart the collar and the shirt.

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 28
    Step 28

    Take the collar and wrap it over your neck like a halter. Pin one side and pull the other over til it fits securely. Pin and sew a box stitch and cut the excess

  • How to sew a romper. How To Make A Romper From 2 Tshirts!! - Step 29
    Step 29

    And now you should be done! :)

    If you have any questions or if something isn't clear enough, let me know!! :) I'll take detail photos if you need them.

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Kit Wilkins
Kit Wilkins · 15 projects

Thanks EVEnl. If you're making one, i'd love to see it!

Yeah the crotch part, I believe, is pretty flexible. You shouldn't have many issues finding what flatters you. You get so much extra fabric. I mean, i make everythign look smaller.When you do it, you'll see. You get lots of fabric to work with!!
I'm going to make another one today following my tutorial to see if i got everything right!

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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, Nederland · 307 projects

Thank you for the extra info regarding the crotch Kit. This helps a lot.

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Lea F.
Lea F. · Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, Berlin, Germany · 3 projects

damn girl!

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Kit Wilkins
Kit Wilkins · 15 projects

I saw your how to Maribug! love it. :)

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Maribug
Maribug · Port of Spain, Port of Spain, TT · 35 projects

hey! nice take on a romper!
i've got a tutorial in my projects too that i put up sometime ago...you could take a look at it too if you want :)

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Kit Wilkins
Kit Wilkins · 15 projects

Ah! I was worried about the crotch. I know that you can pretty much add more space just by increasing the amount of space you sew when you sew the leg together.

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Kelsey B.
Kelsey B. · Monterey, California, US · 12 projects

Awesome tutorial :) I love your pictures!

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EVEnl
EVEnl · Schipluiden, Nederland · 307 projects

You did an amazing job on the tutorial, those pictures you drew are awesome. However... I do think the romper is not that flattering at the crotch, perhaps you can think of a way to fix that? Perhaps revise the pattern part of your how-to.

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