A friend recently asked me to make a pair of bloomers for her daughter. Luckily for me, I didn’t have a bloomers pattern yet and I always LOVE a reason to buy a new one! We decided on the Whimsy Couture No Serger Bloomers. Since she was supplying the fabric, I decided to do a trial run and make a few pairs for my girls first. I had this cute Michael Miller fabric that seemed like a perfect fit.
I did my first rolled hem with this pattern. I had no idea you could do this without a serger. I have used this technique several times since. The pattern is worth that lesson alone!
Here is one of the finished bloomers.
Then I decided they needed a top. I purchased the Ruffled Crossover Top from Monkeysbug Patterns a few months back but hadn’t had a chance to make it. I thought it would be adorable matched with the bloomers and I had just enough of the fabric left over for the ruffles and buttons. Unfortunately, the size 4 turned out to be too big on my girls. I was a bit disappointed. I finally decided not to close up the elastic waist on the bloomers (so I could easily re-size them later) and save the outfits for next summer. It makes me a little bit sad but it will be something to look forward to.
Oh… and here are the commissioned bloomers. They turned out pretty cute as well!