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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Romper Refashion Tutorial

At the end of the summer I picked up these rompers at Wal-mart. Apparently these short little numbers weren't big sellers, but I benefited and was able to get them for ONE DOLLAR a piece.  Now don't worry I didn't try to fit into them and parade around town.  I simply bought them for the material, the cute little details, and of course the buttons.  Has anyone else noticed how expensive buttons can be?

Anyway,  I finally got around to doing a bit of a refashion on this romper.  It was so simple to turn this romper (with 1" shorts-YIKES), into a tank top.

All that I had to do was slit the shorts up the center seams....

Cut off the whole one and a half inches of fabric that was supposed to serve as shorts,

and hem the seam.  I used a twin needle for this step and am very pleased with the results.

The barn was tipping over and I was doing my part (along with the pole and board) to keep it standing.

It was a ten minute/one dollar refashion.  I like that the top has a bit of elastic at the waist, and I love the bow detail in the back.

I have yet to refashion the solid green or blue stripe rompers.  Any great ideas?  I just love the kelly green and ultra marine blue colors.

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Teaching with Grace said...

I love this! It's cute and simple. Definitely a great choice to get rid of the "shorts". Not sure they can be called that though. Lol!

LBT said...

Very cute and what a wonderful idea! I was worried at first when I read romper - I just think they should be outlawed at a certain age ;) - but you really did a great job turning it into something awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.

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Unknown said...

SO cute. I saw these in pink at our Walmart and couldn't think of a thing to do with them so I left them on the rack... No I wish I'd picked a couple up since YOU have wonderful ideas. :)

juliecache said...

this looks easier that our version. my dd and i cut above the elastic (the beading on top was very cute) and added strips of fabric on the bottom edge. thanks for posting.

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

I'm so glad you made a fashion faux pas into something really cute! I really like it- and your abilities to hold up a barn are equally impressive ;)

Unknown said...

Cute! That color looks so good on you - great job with the refashion! :)

Felicity @ Simple Elegance