Thursday, May 20, 2010

Bloomers


I don't know why, but I've had baby bloomers on my mind lately and have really wanted to figure out how to make some.  {Oh wait could it be because I'm pregnant and I'm going to have a baby girl?  Hmmmmm....mystery solved.}  With the help of this tutorial {via Confessions of a Sewing Dork} I finished a couple pair yesterday.  The yellow polkies were my trial pair, and you know...not bad... 




But these floral pink bloomers made with some vintage fabric {also used in Beanies quilt} may be one of my favorite things I've ever made.    


Where baby girls are concerned you can never go wrong with a lil' ruffle bum.



I'm still experimenting with the pattern--the pink ones are a little short waisted--but I'm popping these babies out like Pez, so I'll prolly throw a few pairs in the shop.  If I do, I'll be sure to let you know.  Or just check out the tutorial and try them yourself!  
{Just a little tip from me to you, there was a part of the tutorial that wasn't making sense to me, so I followed the directions by cutting out small pieces of paper first and that helped a lot.  Not that you'll need it, but that's what I do if I can't quite figure out a pattern.}   


6 comments:

  1. i really love these. if it was socially acceptable for adult females to wear ruffles on their bums, i would be ALL OVER that.

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  2. I can just imagine a cute photo session with a baby girl wearing those. I can't believe you're popping them out like pez. They look tricky!

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  3. they do look tricky but thanks for the link. I'm going to have to try them out.

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  4. Thanks guys...

    Andrea--if any adult woman could pull them off it's you. I'm not saying you should try, but if anyone could do it. it's you.

    Terese--well maybe like Pez is a little hyperbolic, but they're actually very simple.

    Heather--again very simple. I changed mine around a little bit from the tutorial, but the pattern is easy enough to play with. For both the waistband and legs I did encasings with elastic...not this shirring...although I'm wanting to try that.

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  5. I just caught up on a few of your latest creations, and, WOW you are amazing! Totally inspiring - I am promising myself I will attempt some of these someday. :)

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  6. So adorable!! I love the ruffles. And the phrase "Popping these babies out like Pez." I'm going to try to figure out how to work that into my everyday speech.

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