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Inspiration for the Upcycled Men’s Shirt Romper, Dress and Shirt Pattern

Learn how to use a men’s shirt to make a romper or dress for babies and toddlers. Get some inspiration for the Upcycled Men’s Shirt Romper and Dress Sewing Pattern!

The Upcycled Men’s Shirt Romper and Dress pattern just released, and I’d like to share some sewing inspiration for this pattern to give you motivation. There are so many details and pattern hacks you can do to make this pattern work for you!

upcycled men's shirt romper pattern

Buy the Upcycled T-Shirt Romper and Dress Pattern

Pattern Hack Ideas for the Romper Version

  • Add a faux drawstring waist
  • Use a really fun graphic tee
  • Add kneepads
  • Switch up the sleeve and pants length
  • Add a ruffle bum to the romper
  • Add width to the hems and gather it with elastic
  • Leave the sleeves off for a sleeveless version
  • Add ruffles
  • Add a bow, pompoms, lace, etc
  • Add sleeve tabs
  • Make a bubble romper
  • Add cuffs to the sleeves and legs
inspiration for the upcycled men's shirt romper pattern

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Pattern Hack Ideas for the Dress Version

  • Add front pockets
  • Add lace to the hem
  • Add polka dots or pompoms
  • Add ruffles at the sleeves
  • Add a ruffle at the hem
  • Add a drawstring waist
  • Add side pockets with ruffles
  • Shorten the dress bodice and lengthen the skirt for an empire waist dress
  • Add a ruffle collar
  • Add a peter pan collar
  • Add gathered sleeves
  • Add a belt
  • Add a tiered skirt
  • Use different fabric for the skirt
inspiration for the upcycled men's shirt dress pattern

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Pattern Hack Ideas for the Shirt Version

  • Add ruffles to the waist
  • Add a short skirt for a peplum top
  • Add a skirt from a different t-shirt
  • Add pockets
  • Add sleeve ruffles
  • Add a ruffle neckline
  • Add a peter pan collar
  • Use two different shirts
inspiration for the upcycled men's shirt romper pattern

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Buy the Upcycled T-Shirt Romper and Dress Pattern

If you make something using this pattern, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

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