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Upcycled newborn gown/hat sets! More added 6/26, many from brand new shirts as well!

Gowns on a newborn come in quite handy, I think, for those 37 diaper changes a day in their first weeks of life. Just lift up the bottom, change the diaper (or go visit the potty for you ECers ), pull it back down and you're good to go with little interruption to sleep for either one of you. The gowns are "newborn" gowns, but they will fit up to about six months.

Here is a picture of my sweet 2-week-old niece modeling one of the gowns. (I don't have a newborn of my own handy right now, lol.) She is a little peanut and was about 6 lbs 5 oz in this picture. Her sleeves are about 9.75" long and the overall gown length is 19". My niece is about nine months old now, and my sister still occasionally puts the gown onto my niece.


I made these gowns from t-shirts that I found at various thrift stores, and also random new shirts that I scored on clearance. As I hunt for more cute ones, I will be adding more! (Check post #2 to see what shirts are next in line to be sewn.) Some have a hat and some have slightly shorter sleeves or overall length, depending on how big the shirt was that I started with. If I know the fiber content, I'll post it, but I cut most of these out last year, before the life and death of my baby, and I've forgotten for sure which ones are 100% cotton and which ones are blends. I will also note wich ones are from a new shirt and which ones are from an upcycled shirt. Prices do NOT include shipping but each ensemble weighs between 3-6 oz, so one or two of them can easily go First Class.

Okay, enough of the fine print. Show me the gowns!


Happy Stick Figure - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 6"
Length - 19"


Hot Springs - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 8"
Length - 19"


iWin - upcycled - $17
Sleeves - 6.75"
Length - 19"


Bass Fishing - upcycled - $17
Sleeves - 6.75"
Length - 18.5"


Cave Tubing - upcycled - $20
90% cotton/10% polyester
Sleeves - 9"
Length - 19.5"


Gray with Red and White Accents - upcycled - $20
80% cotton/20% polyester
Sleeves - 10"
Length - 19.5"


Historic Gruene, TX - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 9.5"
Length - 19.5"


Swampfest - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 9.5"
Length - 19.5"


Massage - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 9.5"
Length - 19.5"


Brown Leaves - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 9.5"
Length - 19.5"



Wanted - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 9.25"
Length - 19.5"


Sugar Daddy - upcycled - $20
Sleeves - 9.5"
Length - 19"

***Newly added as of 6/26/12 below this line****


Orange solid rib knit - $20
100% cotton
Upcycled


Snow in Love - $25
100% cotton
New


America 1776 - $25
100% cotton
New


Leprechaun - $25
100% cotton
New


Reindeer and skiing Santas - $25
100% cotton
New


Pink/purple/yellow stripes - $25
100% polyester
New


Purple stripes - $20
Unknown fabric content
Upcycled


Solid pink - $20
Unknown fabric content
Upcycled


Yellow stripes - $20
Unknown fabric content
Upcycled


To Grandmother's House sweatshirt, with two hats - $28
70% cotton/30% polyester (sweatshirt fleece)
New
(This gown is extra long, about 21")


Blue/green/purple stripes - $25
100% polyester
New


Blue with detail on hat - $25
100% polyester
New


Party at your house - $25
100% cotton
New


Blue floral fleece - $25
100% polyester
New


Solid yellow - $25
100% polyester
New


Pink polka dots - $25
100% polyester
New


Solid yellow with detail on hat edge - $25
100% polyester
New


Teal with holly and snowflakes - $25
60% cotton/40% polyester
New


All I Want is You - $25
100% cotton
New


Green/white stripes - $22
100% cotton
New


Blue/white stripes - $22
100% cotton
New


Universal Studios - $19 (slight second)
100% cotton
Upcycled


Solid turquoise - $25
95% cotton, 5% spandex
New


I made these gowns from this tutorial and I have written permission from the pattern author to sell the gowns I've made using her pattern.

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Old 09-22-2011, 10:48 AM   #2
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Here are the shirts that are next in line to be sewn up into gown/hat ensembles.

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Some of my favorite gowns that I've sold in the past. Thank you for being great customers!


Tie Dye (sold)


Goldensleeves (sold)



Blue Dog (sold)


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Oh my goodness! These are so cute! Where is that paypal tree???!!!
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Hi Andrea, Those gowns are so cute! I find out my baby's gender tomorrow and might be interested in getting 1. I will pm you (might be on tbw since that is where I am most often). Although I do like the tie dye one and its gn.

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Hi Andrea, Those gowns are so cute! I find out my baby's gender tomorrow and might be interested in getting 1. I will pm you (might be on tbw since that is where I am most often). Although I do like the tie dye one and its gn.

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Cool beans. Most of the assortment I have are GN b/c when I first started collecting shirts, I was going to do so for a baby of unknown gender of my own (who is now almost 2 and way too big for these gowns, lol). Plus, I usually get men's shirts since it's easier to get the gowns cut out of those than out of a ladies' shirt.

BUT.... if you end up having a girl, I can ruffle the edges of the sleeves to make it more girly. Can do the same thing to the hat, too.
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These are super cute! I wish I had a squishy newborn to buy these for!
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