Upcycling an old button down to a baby suit


It`s summer, isn`t that wonderful? How I missed it. Today, my little bean, enjoyed playing with  the cold wather in her new suit. It`s made from an old button down, her grandmother didn`t use anymore. Upcycling old clothing, is a nice way for me to recycle fabric. It`s cheap and economical. And you can integrate details from the old piece, into the design of the new one. Like I did with the button facing.

The Pattern is self drafted. The neckline is made from a rectangle, I used the stripes as a guide for my pleating, super easy to do and it looks sweet.


To add some shape, I went for an elastic casing. In my eye`s it gives the suit some vintage feeling. For easy diaper chancing, I attached snaps, as I always do, there isn`t anything more practical.



The big red button, is a vintage one from my stash, a perfect match. I love it, when I`ve got exactly the right thing around. I don`t know, how is it about you, but I really need a creative chaos in my sewing space. I like it, to have all this inspiring stuff around me.


If you live around my line of latitude, enjoy the summer!


6 thoughts on “Upcycling an old button down to a baby suit

  1. Hello Nina
    It is always amazing what from the old clothes’ ​​may be new. It looks great and I congratulate heartily for your creativity!

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