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Topic: Bloomers Bab-eh! **Now with tutorial!!**  (Read 17886 times)
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« on: November 28, 2007 01:17:46 PM »

These have to be the EASIEST thing I've ever done. I drafted my own pattern. In drafting, pinning, cutting, and sewing, it only took a total of 2-3 hours! Wooo!! I can post a tutorial if anyone wants it.

This was my first attempt at bloomers so I'll most likely use this pair as jammies. The next few will be for wearing under skirts since the weather's getting mighty cold.

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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007 01:28:02 PM »

Those are so cute!  And they look so comfortable.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007 02:01:29 PM »

i want some! what pattern is this? i want to make just-above the knee length ones.

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« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2007 02:02:53 PM »

I love making bloomers! you did a great job!!

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2007 02:10:42 PM »

Sweet! Very cute

Could you please post some kind of tutorial?
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« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2007 02:14:17 PM »

Very cute.

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« Reply #6 on: November 28, 2007 02:52:17 PM »

oh my gosh i have this fabric!  Grin i love the bloomers!!! and your lines match up. i cant ever get my lines to match... so as a total beginner i would love a tutorial please  Grin

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« Reply #7 on: November 28, 2007 03:19:36 PM »

You'll have no VPL with those!  Plus toasty buns.

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« Reply #8 on: November 28, 2007 05:08:42 PM »

**Bloomers Tutorial**

Basic Diagram

Alrighty then,

1. Measure from the place you want the bloomers to sit, all the way down to where you want them to end. Mine came a bit lower than mid-thigh it doesn't matter how long or short you want them. Add about 2-3 inches for hemming. Yes, this much IS needed.

2. Now measure from the side of your hip to your bellybutton (if you want them to sit lower, just make sure you measure from hip to somewhere parallel to your bellybutton). Add 6 or more inches. Seriously! Other wise they won't bunch up like bloomers and when you sew them, they'll be too small.

3. Measure the front of your thigh. DO NOT just measure around your tigh and divide in half. IT WILL NOT COME OUT RIGHT! Add 6 or more inches

4. Find the length from the bottom edge of the bloomer up to your crotch.

5. Draw in the curve. An easy way to do this is to extend the line from the hip to bellybutton measurement downwards and extend the line from the bottom edge- crotch to the side. Where they intersect is where the curve should be.

6. Measure from your hip to the center of your butt, then measure the BACK of your thigh. These two measurements will be larger than your hip-bellybutton and front thigh measurements. Add 6 or more inches to both

7. Use the edge- crotch measurement again and draw in the curve using the same method from step 5. Your pattern pieces are done! ^_^ now cut them out.

8. Fold your fabric ( right sides facing in), lay and pin the pattern, and cut it out so you have 4 seperate fabric pieces.

9. Stitch the left back piece to the left front piece at the sides. Leave the curve for the time being. Do the same with the right pieces.

10. With the pretty sides of the fabric facing eachother, sew the curve from the left piece to the curve from the right piece. ALMOST DONE!! ^_^

11. And FINALLY all you have to do is sew 1 inch casings on the top and on the bottom edges of the bloomers. Then, thread an elastic that is an inch or two shorter than where the bloomers will sit and distribute the bunches evenly. Do the same with where they end, and enjoy your new bloomers!! ^_^

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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2007 03:38:59 AM »

These are awesome.  Thanks for the tute.    Cheesy

I have the same exact fabric too.  For those who don't, I can definetly say the fabric is even more cute in person.
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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2007 09:03:10 AM »

So cute! Made a pair almost like yours some years ago - amazingly completable^^ they look real nice btw Wink

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« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2008 05:45:58 AM »

just trying to make these following your tut.... butmy hip to bellybutton measurementand side of thigh to centre of thigh measurements are identical.... what am i doing wrong?
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2008 07:53:34 AM »

So cute!
I have the tan version of that fabric. :]

« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2008 09:23:30 AM »

They look so cute! And thank you so much for the tutorial - you have no idea the costumeing crisis you've just saved me from!
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« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2008 08:17:33 PM »

Those are absolutely darling.  Thank you for your generosity in provided us with a tutorial.
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« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2008 07:31:16 AM »

That's pretty cute! I'm glad I'm not the only girl who wears shorts under her skirts. I used to take tap dance lessons when I was 15-16, and I used to wear these stretchy-cottony skin-tight shorts over my leotard or with a tank top if I didn't feel like wearing a leotard. I kept the shorts to wear under my skirts so I don't feel like I'm showing the world my panties when I bend down or sit or anything. Those bloomers are a great idea!
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« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2008 01:33:27 PM »

Thanks for bumping this thread, owl lady, as these are exactly what I need for wearing under skirts now that it's summer - no fear of showing the world everything if an unexpected gust of wind come blowing through!

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« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2008 01:35:35 PM »

These are adorable! I will definitely be making myself a pair. Thanks for the tutorial!
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2010 02:48:02 PM »

Super cute!! Love the fabric.
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2010 04:52:19 PM »

So cute! It's so windy where I live that I always wear something like this under my skirt or dress, but it'll be great to be able make coordinating ones for my favourite outfits, haha!! Thanks so much for the tute~!  Cheesy
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« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2010 01:17:54 PM »

So fun! & Thanks for the tutorial! I'm gonna have to make some now!

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« Reply #21 on: December 26, 2010 02:48:47 PM »

these are super cute i havent heard of anyone wearings bloomers under their skirts (until reading this thread) but i think i may start just cause they look fun! now i must make some!

« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2010 12:34:37 PM »

So cute! Love the fabric too! ♥
Nicely done!

« Reply #23 on: February 02, 2011 03:14:43 PM »

I made these today using this tutorial and made some of my own adjustments. They turned out okay...I had to take a lot of excess fabric off...I'm bigger than you so too much poof looked terrible lol. I will probably make another pair at some point with more modifications but thanks for posting...very simple and perfect for lounging around the house. I'm going to use probably jersey next time so they are even cozier! I'd post a photo but I'm on my iPod right now.

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