Super quick and easy up-cycled toddler tracksuit – PART 2 Tracksuit Top

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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:

Man's Tracksuit top

A much loved tracksuit top once belonging to my husband

And we have printed and cut out the pattern, and used the sleeves to create our size one toddler traksuit pants.

This pattern is a size 1. To download the FREE pattern, subscribe to the Sew4bub Weekly Newsletter (by clicking on this link). After you sign up (and confirm your email address), you will receive access to the whole Sew4bub Free Pattern library. Yay! (This is a password protected page – check your newsletter sign up email or latest newsletter for the password)

Next thing is to cut out  the pattern pieces for the top – again, this is a lot easier to show than it is to write instructions for so check out the pics below for which parts of the original top you need to cut each of the pattern pieces from.
Cut the body of the pattern from the top as shown

Cut the body of the pattern from the top as shown, keep the neck portion of the original top intact and joined at the shoulder seams)

Cut the sleeve from the main body of the top

Cut the sleeve from the main body of the top(the waistband of the top forms the cuff)

The pattern piece in the free pattern download should be lined up evenly with the cuff (I was using a makeshift pattern here)

Cut the second sleeve as close as possible to the first

Cut the second sleeve as close as possible to the first

Cut the remainder of the waistband off along the seam.

Cut the remainder of the waistband off along the seam.

The cut pieces for the tracksuit top

The cut pieces for the tracksuit top

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 your pattern pieces and overlock the shoulder seams

Open out your pattern pieces and overlock the shoulder seams

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.

Overlock the underarm and side seam

Overlock the underarm and side 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.

Open out the band that you cut from the lower edge of the original top

Open out the band that you cut from the lower edge of the original 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.

Fold the band back up with the seam inside

Fold the band back up with the seam inside

Now fold the band back up with the seam that you just created on the inside, hidden from view.

Pin and overlock the band to the size one top

Pin and overlock the band to the size one top

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.

Finished top

Finished top

Now your done – One super cute tracksuit top to match the pants,

and…

all for the grand price of about 20cents (for elastic and thread) 🙂

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