Basically, I strategically deconstructed an adult jersey (our team's kit from 2 years ago), and used my favorite parts to sew together a side-snap-button baby jersey. Step by step description after the jump:
I started by cutting up all of the pieces of the adult jersey along the existing seams, so I could get a sense of how many "pieces" I had to work with. I also cut all of the bigger sections of fabric away from all elastic pieces, so that I could get those pieces to lay flat. I wanted to re-use the elastic, though, so I left about a 2" margin above it. This way I could just restitch it on to the bottom of the new jersey rather than having to re-install elastic in the bottom of the baby jersey. I also wanted to re-use the jersey pockets, so I ripped the seams connecting the jersey pockets to the jersey, but left the elastic in place across the top of the fabric pocket.
I didn't have a pattern, but I used a "onesie" in Jaren's size, provided to me by Jaren's mama, to get a good template. I traced around the onesie onto the fabric, adding one inch all the way around to account for seams, and stopping at the waist.
|Some of the pieces, waiting to be stitched together.|
Finally, here's a shot of the racer-to-be... isn't he adorable? (His mom is gorgeous too!)