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Bloomies!

March 22, 2011 by Trina 9 Comments

I ran across a free pattern last week of the cutest bloomers.  And not for kids!  I wouldn’t necessarily wear them under a dress but I suppose you could :)   I consider them just fun pajama shorts.

Years ago I bought a ton of this blue and white striped shirting material on clearance.  It’s been great to use when testing out patterns I’m unsure of.  In the sewing world it’s called “making a muslin” {ie a test run}.

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In this case, it turned out to be a wearable muslin.  BONUS :)   I like how these turned out a lot.  However, I will make an adjustment next time I make these.  Yes ma’am there will be a next time.  Because, HELLO, how cute are these?! 

Ok, where was I?  Oh yeah, adjustment.  I am a huge fan of low rise bottoms.  Like, a HUGE fan, primarily because I’m a tad bit short waisted and it just flatters me better than an average rise does.  But these are a lil lower than I’m comfortable with.  It hasn’t stopped me from wearing them though because I wore them to bed last night and they were surprisingly very comfortable.  Next time though, I’ll add a bit to the top of the waist.

My favorite part is the little bows, so cute!

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I’ve always steered clear of button holes because I never quite get them right, even though my machine does most of the work.  I just can’t ever get it lined up correctly and they are always a bit off from my markings when I’m finished.  But I decided to press on and despite a lil wonkiness, I was able to adjust things so it wasn’t that noticeable. 

However, an alternative to the ribbon/buttonhole option would be to just sew a channel for elastic and stitch a ribbon bow to the front of the legs to look like  the above.  I might try that next time, but I’m glad I got out of my comfort zone and tried the buttonholes first.

So what do you think of these bloomies?  Would you wear these?

9 Comments

  1. Those are ADORABLE! I have a random question for you….I was looking at one of your posts from last week and you posted got a new Brother Serger sewing machine. I just ordered a Brother CS6000i Sew Advance Sew 60-Stitch Computerized Free-Arm Sewing Machine for my mother; is there a big difference between a serger and a computerized sewing machine?
    I’m really interested in learning how to sew and an curious about the difference.
    Thanks!

    • Yes there is quite a bit of difference. A serger is mainly used for finished edges/hems/seams and uses 3-4 threads. A regular sewing machine uses 1-2 threads and is used for straight stitching, zig zags, buttonholes, etc. A serger doesn’t replace the need for a regular sewing machine, it just enhances what you can do in the world of sewing. Hope that helps!

  2. Thoes are too cute! Love the stripe fabric

  3. These are adorable.

  4. Love these! I’m on a sewing rampage lately and I will be sure to put these into the mix! Who made the pattern?

    • It’s a pattern by Colette Patterns….my link will take you straight to it and it’s an easy download. You just print the pdf {to make sure the test square is 4×4 don’t allow the print option to shrink pages to fit} tape the pattern together and cut it out in your size. Super easy to do. Would love to see yours if you make some!