Thursday, May 20, 2010


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.}   


  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.

  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!

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

  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.

  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. :)

  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.