I'm constantly amazed at how easy you can resize, reuse,& repurpose clothing. I saw it today on Project Run& Play when Delia *from DeliaCreates took an old cardigan dress making it a smaller, much cuter cardigan for her little lady.
&I've been hard at work, making my own man little mens shirts.
I shouldn't even claim it as hard work, seeing as it only takes me about 20 minutes to whip one up.
I actually made 3, but he was wearing the it.
I also took another try with a romper using an old men's dress shirt. It was this interesting green plaid that I liked, & i thought to liven it up with bright yellow bias tape lining the inside. Have i mentioned enough how I love doing that??
I wanted to incorporate this pocket rather than picking it off the dress shirt. SO, i shifted my pattern to the right, creating an offset front.
I finally broke down on how much I dislike sewing on buttons&snaps. They seem to fray more, it's harder on the fabric leaving weak spots (buttons) & an overall pain !
Solution was snap tape & I'm now a believer. I picked up close to 4yds of this stuff for future use.
It can be a little tricky to sew on but I was able to maneuver my regular foot (*my sewing machine only came with 1, it's SO old)
over the snaps as long as I moved slowly.