Tutorial: T-shirt to Newborn Gown

by This is Carrie on August 11, 2008

Here you go!  Let me know if you have any questions or need any clarifications.

Newborn Gown Pattern (pdf)

You will probably have to choose “shrink to printable area” to get it the right size. It’s the right size if the top is 5″ wide and the sleeve is 7 1/2″ across “join” line.   Lately, I have been lengthening the pattern by 14″ instead of the 12 1/2″ as stated on the bodice patterns.

Pattern Instructions & Sewing Instructions (pdf)


If you make a gown using this tutorial, please consider adding it to the Flickr Group Rockin’ Recycled Baby Gowns.


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Jodie R. June 6, 2011 at 3:21 pm

This is great! I made some today, added them to the flickr pool, and I also linked from my website back to yours :)

Monique June 8, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I love this project – yet another use for thrifted tees! Do you have instructions for making the fold-over mittten cuffs?

Twitter: jawebb33
July 28, 2011 at 11:15 pm

YAY! I did it! :) http://the-webbpage.blogspot.com/2011/07/sewing-for-bebe.html

Thanks for the help on twitter a couple weeks ago!

Becky November 9, 2011 at 3:36 pm

So what do I sew together first? did you finish the neck line or sure a surger?
Kind of lost with the lack of instructions after cutting the pattern.

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Hey Becky,

You can find the updated tutorial HERE: http://thismamamakesstuff.com/2011/08/the-new-improved-rockin-baby-gown-tutorial-with-hand-flaps/. Hopefully you’ll find all the instructions you need to finish your gown!

Mrs Thrifty January 14, 2012 at 1:25 am

I hope you don’t mind if I link this page to a frugal forum I belong to. There is a thread looking at re-inventing things and I love your t-shirt/gown. I am going to have a go at making it when I have some time.

This is Carrie
Twitter: thisiscarrie

Thanks for the link!

Angela January 15, 2012 at 12:33 am

Just made one–turned out great. Thanks for the tutorial/pattern!

Samantha May 27, 2012 at 1:37 pm

Hey just wanted to say you can make the gowns for older babies 0-9 months, if you make the length 16 to 18 inches instead of 14. I am going to put pictures up later. Also made a few short sleeve ones since my baby is a spring baby.

Laura November 13, 2012 at 11:55 am

Do you have any advise on how to create the sleeves ruffled like in the last picture? How much should I add to the sleeve?

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Angel February 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I LOVE this tutorial! I made a few for my daughter while I was pregnant with her but now she has grown out of them! (7 months now!) I was wondering what do you suggest to alter (for example, by how many inches) to make this to fit a 7 month old. I’m new to sewing so don’t really know a reasonable amount to add to the sleeves and neck to make them bigger to fit.
Can’t wait to here back! :))

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This looks great– wondering if anyone has scaled it down for a preemie gown? What scaling would fit a TINY baby?

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