Vintage Finds | Simplicity 7456 Sewing Pattern from 1976 - Toddler's Short Jumpsuit Romper

This is a baby romper I made using this vintage Simplicity sewing pattern and thrifted plaid fabric. I’ve made a variation of this pattern in the past many times for my @fancylittlemoon Etsy shop so I’m quite familiar with it. I did add Kam snaps to the bottom of this one though. Felt cool making it for keeps now lol. I had this fabric in my stash for a long time too so it’s nice putting it to good use. I made a matching baby bucket hat using this pattern by Sweet Red Poppy and adorned it with a cute little teddy face embroidered patch I bought from Chicbaby Studio etsy shop.


Simplicity pattern 7456 is vintage from 1976. It comes in individual sizes. For this particular romper I used the 1/2 size which I assume is like 6 months. I added a tiny bit of length on the shorts but otherwise made per instructions. It's a pretty easy to follow pattern, give it a try.

Upcycled Baby / Toddler Clothing Ideas

I posted this awhile back to my IG. I have a new #workinprogress lol due in October. I made him this onesie with one of my husband’s old button down shirts and used this sewing pattern by Hello Dear Kids in size 6-12 months. The pattern comes in four styles with this being the elastic long romper. I didn't have to make the button placket since the shirt already had it done. I did have to add a metal sew on snap though because it got too thick for a plastic kam snap. This pattern really lends itself to upcycling shirts with buttons. There are tons of upcycled clothing ideas for kids and I can't wait to try more. Here are some on my list:

1. Upcycle a T-Shirt into Baby Leggings by Heather Handmade

5.  DIY Baby Beanie Hats from Tshirts by You Make It Simple

6. Recycled Cashmere Baby Booties by Alaska Knit Nat

7. Knit Baby Baseball Hat by Sewing Rabbit

8. Upcycle Baby Clothes into Bibs by Scratch and Stitch

9. Baby Romper Pattern from a Tshirt by Heather Handmade

10. Upcycled Baby Shorts and Bloomers by Sew Modern Kids


In thee shop: Upcycled Denim Patchwork Reversible Bucket Hats

These patchwork reversible bucket hats are all handmade unique with upcycled blue and black denim. They are my latest pieces, available in the shop, ready to ship.

You can find this one with the checkered detail: Here

This one has frayed details throughout, you can find it: Here

This is a patchwork that also features frayed pieces. You can find it: Here