Sounds sort of malicious (hacking a romper?), but I assure you that the hacking going here was purely for good. The little guy is back in cloth diapers (our 8-year-old Mother-Ease diapers, since you asked) for budgetary/ecological/convenience reasons, and his bum now refuses to fit into normal sized baby pants. It happens. Enter the humble romper.
I reverse engineered a romper that he already had (didn’t take it apart, but traced the pieces on the seam lines). The fabric I used was stretchier (a thrifted t-shirt), so this one is extra roomy. I’m okay with that, but it’ll make me more aware of that issue when considering future projects. It turned out well enough, though it has its share of issues. I used kamsnaps for the closures (because they are awesome), but they hold a little too tightly… wishing I had used the smaller size. I added the elephant appliqué when I realized I didn’t have brown snaps. But it works, it fits, and it is done. Hooray!
Have you copied garments? Did they turn out? Did you learn anything valuable from the experience?