Here is the second part in the Super quick and easy up-cycled toddler tracksuit
PART 2 The Tracksuit top. Click here to view PART 1 – The Tracksuit pants
Ok, so this is what I started with:
And we have printed and cut out the pattern, and used the sleeves to create our size one toddler traksuit pants.
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The pattern piece in the free pattern download should be lined up evenly with the cuff (I was using a makeshift pattern here)
OK, so on to sewing. These instructions are written as though you have an overlocker, if you don’t you will just need to sew this with your sewing machine as you would any other stretch fabric.
Open out the sleeve pieces and the body pieces of the top as shown. Line up the shoulder seam and overlock the sleeve to the main body of the top. Repeat for other shoulder seam.
Now arrange the top as though it were inside out , as shown in the photo, and overlock the underarm seam from the wrist to the lower hem of the top.
Next, open out the band that you cut from the lower edge of the original top. this should be just shorter than the distance around the bottom of the size one top (if not trim a little bit off)
Overlock the short edges together with the right sides facing one another.
Now fold the band back up with the seam that you just created on the inside, hidden from view.
The last thing to do is to pin the band that you just created evenly around the lower edge of the size one tracksuit top.
Overlock the band to the top (on the inside) stretching the band as you go.
Now your done – One super cute tracksuit top to match the pants,
all for the grand price of about 20cents (for elastic and thread) 🙂