Vintage Sewing

My little bloomers.

April 8, 2011
I finally whipped up my first pair of Colette Patterns bloomers this weekend. These are the Madeline mini bloomers and the pattern is available for free on the Colette Patterns website.
I used a soft pink quilting cotton and some burgundy ribbon. I followed the pattern pretty loyally until I came to the leg elastic bit. Instead of the pattern, I sewed a simple tube hem and gathered very thin elastic in each leg. I then added my own vintage touch by sewing some lace over the top of the hem stitching line, and finished it off with some ribbon bows.

This is a very easy pattern to follow and the result is a very comfortable fit. The bloomers do not cover a lot of leg (hence I did not model these) but the pattern could be easily adapted by lengthening the legs to make a cute pair of shorts, or even three-quarter pajama pants.
  1. Hi, I've made 3 pairs last week!!! Somehow the hem of the leg comes out uneven in mine. Did that happen to yours too?

  2. The elastic on the leg threw me, too. You've inspired me to dig mine out of my UFO pile and use your tube method instead. They sure look cute with the lace on the edges!

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