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Topic: Unibloomer: The Lady's Action Garment!  (Read 7339 times)
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« on: August 01, 2010 07:58:49 AM »

This is a project from the "I <3 Gibbous Altered Fashion Sew-Along"  http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=354356.0

An old sheet and scraps.







This is very comfortable and I plan to make more.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2010 08:04:56 AM »

Love it! It looks so comfy and fun to wear! The textures are wonderful too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2010 08:09:25 AM »

woahhh Ludi it's fantabulous!! what a wonderful garment!! More more more!!!
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« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2010 08:25:37 AM »

That's so cute, and it's obviously comfy from your fun poses!!
Great work, I like them a lot more than playsuits Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2010 08:27:32 AM »

Thank you!  It was fun to make.   Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2010 08:54:33 AM »

I love it!  It looks soft and comfy and has such a fantastically fun vintage look to it.  (I feel like you should be wearing it to go pick a basket of strawberries, for some reason.)
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« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2010 08:58:53 AM »

pretty cute.  I think I would wear it in dress form Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2010 09:04:46 AM »

So cute I agree. The photos just made me giggle. Nice work as usual. You rock.
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« Reply #8 on: August 01, 2010 10:02:40 AM »

Adorable!
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2010 10:15:11 AM »

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« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2010 10:25:26 AM »

I want one sooo much!!
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« Reply #11 on: August 01, 2010 11:18:12 AM »

Ahhahahaha! That's terrific and you are a HOOT modelling your unibloomer. I love it.
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« Reply #12 on: August 01, 2010 12:41:56 PM »

that is so awesome ! its really adorable , i love it
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« Reply #13 on: August 01, 2010 12:50:59 PM »

LOVE IT! I've been wanting to try something along those lines, and this may just be the final nudge I need -just look at the fun and adventure I could be having! Grin
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« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2010 01:04:43 PM »

Thank you all!  Yes, let's get some more action ladies out there!   Cheesy

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« Reply #15 on: August 01, 2010 04:57:56 PM »

This is so cute!!!! is there any chance of a tute? i want one so bad!!!
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« Reply #16 on: August 01, 2010 05:23:44 PM »

Thank you!  I will try to do a tute when I make another one (soon).   Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2010 05:31:01 PM »

A little tute:

The pattern was adapted from my favorite shorts pattern that I've had for years.  Any comfortable shorts or pants pattern should work.  For the loose fit you want a non-tight-fitting pattern that works with non-stretch cotton fabric.

Here are the pattern pieces for the bloomers:

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Legth of the pattern pieces is 39 inches.  This extends the waist up to just under the bust, and the legs down to mid-calf.  The width of the front piece at the widest point (crotch to hip) is 15 1/2 inches.  The width at the top of the front piece is about 12 inches, at the bottom about 13 1/2 inches.  The width of the back piece at the widest point is  17 inches.  Width at top and bottom approximately the same as the front.  These measurements fit someone with a hip measurement of 41 inches, and measurement just under the bust of 31 inches. 

Cut two front and two back pieces.  Sew one back to the other back along the center back and around the curve of the crotch.  Sew one front to the other front along the center front and around the curve of the crotch.  Open out the front and back pieces and sew together at the sides.  At this point I sewed lace at the bottom of the legs, and sewed a casing on the legs about 3 1/2 inches from the bottom of each leg.  I used satin ribbon.  I measured 1/2 inch elastic to fit around my leg just above the calf, and threaded it through the casing, basting it in the seam allowance.  At this point you could distribute the ruffles evenly and tack them down at the outside seam.  Now you can sew up the insides of the legs. 

You'll need some kind of bodice to sew the bloomers to.  I used this pattern as a basis for my bodice:  http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/contour-bust-dress-and-tute but you can use any bodice that ends right under the bust.  Sew your bodice and then gather the bloomers onto it, bringing the top of the bloomers right up under the bust.  Then put in a zipper or buttons down the front.  I'm lousy at making buttonholes so I used the placket from a used garment.

I hope this gives enough information for you to make your own Lady's Action Garment!  If you need more info, let me know, I can take photos while I'm making another Unibloomer.   Smiley 
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2010 03:00:25 PM »

looks wonderful and comfortable.... i would wanna wear it all the time too!
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2010 02:42:14 PM »

Fab! It would look sooooo cute with a wide brown leather belt and some brown booties.
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« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2010 03:43:51 PM »

Thank you!   Cheesy
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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2010 11:03:44 PM »

This is the most awesome undergarment....
For the female adventurer.


I absolutely need one now.
Adding this to queue.

It looks absolutely fabulous and steampunk on you.
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« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2010 10:06:42 AM »

Thank you.  Don't forget the Bloomer was originally an outer garment!   Cheesy

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« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2010 11:08:14 AM »

I'm in love with this. I think I need one.
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« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2010 12:17:36 PM »

Strange, Ol Amelia thought the crinoline was an upgrade she could live with? Wait, what was she sick of wearing exactly Huh
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« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2012 09:14:59 PM »

Realy love this..It seems you can really wear it in any ocassion..
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