I used two shirts, a button up and a t-shirt, that my brother gave to me and a pair of jeans from a friend. I used a kid’s Simplicity pattern for the button up shirt, Billy Button Shirt, and Small Fry Skinny jeans.
I reused the cuffs and plackets, the front button placket, front pockets, collar and band, and the shoulder tabs. On the tee I reused the shirt hem, sleeve hems, and neckband. The button up shirt I made for Henry is unfortunately still a little big and probably won’t fit him for a year. The tee fits him great though.
I reused the belt loops, front zipper, waistband, and the back pocket stitching. I added lots and lots of topstitching to make them look good. I put in some awesome print fabric in the pocket lining.
He was not cooperating. I love the faces of this kid. He is so expressive.
If you ever break a zipper here’s how to fix a zipper if the pull came off. This sewing trick works for invisible zippers, separating zippers, and regular zippers. You can also learn how to sew a zipper.