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I have really, really loved making boy clothing. Everytime I make something new or am inspired by something, I am grateful I have a boy and get to experiment with his clothing. I was inspired to make a button down shirt romper pattern to make an easy shirt romper.
This PDF downloadable pattern comes in only ONE SIZE, about 6-12 months, and only ONE STYLE, a baby button down shirt romper pattern that reuses a men’s suit jacket. You can find all the instructions for cutting and sewing it in the men’s shirt baby romper pattern and tutorial.
I thought I would make it from scratch, but I knew I could easily make something similar by using parts of a man’s button up shirt. I have a pattern and tutorial to share! If you use a lightweight shirt, it’s perfect for the hot summer months, and the front buttons or snaps are functional because you use the original shirt front button placket. If you use a heavier button up shirt, it would be warm and cozy for cold winter months.
I like to reuse button up shirts from my husband, dad, or brothers. Lots of people give me extra clothing that they don’t want that I can make into something new. It’s great to be able to use something that be thrown away to make a new useful item.
When I’m looking for button up shirts at the thrift store I check for holes or stains. I check if all the buttons are there and if they all work. This button down shirt romper pattern has functional buttons up the front of it, so all the buttons and buttonholes need to be in good working order! If all of these checks off and I like the color and print, I am happy to take it home with me.