Sew-Along for the Kid Upcycled Romper and Dress Sewing Pattern

Upcycle an adult t-shirt into a romper or dress for kids with this PDF sewing pattern. Upcycling is fun with this beginner sewing project.

Since you are upcycling a t-shirt, you can reuse the neckline, sleeve hems, and the shirt hem. It makes the sewing so fast and quick!

How to Turn an Adult T-Shirt into a Kid Romper

The yoke is a pattern piece that sits at the shoulder between the front and back pieces.

Lay out your bodice front with right sides up. Lay the yokes above the shoulders with the right sides up. The one notch side should be facing the one notch shoulder seam of the bodice.

Place the yokes on the shoulder seam with right sides together. Match up the shoulder notch of the bodice with the outer notch of the yoke.

Wrap the yoke around the neckline so that the remaining notch matches up with the previous two notches.

Pin the three layers together. Do the same to the other shoulder seam and yoke. Sew the shoulder seam with either a zigzag stitch or a serger.

Fold the yokes up away from the bodice. The seam allowance is enclosed in the yoke. Sew the three layers together with either a zigzag stitch or a serger.

Press the shoulder seam allowance towards the back bodice. Pin the seam allowance towards the back and so that the seam allowance is hidden by the neckline.

Sew a 1 inch tack along the neckline to keep the seam allowance in place.

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