My little girl wasn't born so big, but she soon outgrew this 0-3 month piece and it's been on a teddy in her room ever since; no longer were we able to fasten it around her ever-chunkier thighs. Well, nothing - not even sentimental items - are safe from my upcycling fever so after making sure it still fitted everywhere else, I carefully cut around the bottom edge and sewed in some double-layered 5rm Daiso cotton lace ($1 - actually 0.50 cents as I only used half the packet). The result - a top she can wear for at least a couple more months. I only wish I'd thought of it earlier as she's now over 9 months. Anyway, it's a win - thanks Claire!
What I learned:
- Baby rompers from Gap are wholly lined
- I can extend the life of clothes for my little girl with lots of romper upcycling
- Hold on to the placket of snap closures for future projects (as they are such a pain to attach individually)
- Remembering to 'true' the cut a little round to reflect the cylindrical body gives a much better finish than a 'straight across' cut