I made some silk bloomers in September and promised a tutorial. I even had the pattern pieces ready to scan and then blah blah blah, I didn’t do it. Then I decided to wait until I had the baby so she could model them. So here they are! A free pattern and some super cutie baby bloomers for your babe! So it’s wintertime, but they look extra adorable with tights underneath.
I originally made these bloomers as a part of a look for Project Run and Play where the theme was a fashion icon. I picked Zooey Deschanel and made these bloomers to look like her silk skirt shown below.
(Here’s the tutorial for the Petal Tunic shown below.)
There are really two versions to this, the ruched version, which gives a cute little ruffle effect at the leg cuffs and waistband. Or the plain version, which isn’t ruffled or ruched, like the one I made with little bow fabric. To make the plain version, just modify the pattern a little by cutting off the flare and make the casing on the bottom edge of the shorts instead of 1/2″ up.
*1/4 yard fabric
*1/4″ elastic for leg cuffs
*1/2″ to 1″ elastic for waistband (depends on your preference or what you have on hand)
*use 1/2″ seam allowance
*do not sell items made from this pattern+tutorial. Thank you!
*make lots because they are SOO cute :)
Print out pattern pieces and tape together. Use the grey lines as a guide. The pieces fit together side by side.
Cut two from your fabric.
Stack with right sides facing each other and sew up the side seams and crotch seam. Serge or otherwise finish the seam allowances.
Clip the seam allowance in the crotch.
Serge or zig zag the top and leg openings.
To make a casing for the top elastic, press over 1 1/2″ and sew at 1 1/4″.
To finish the legs with a ruffle, press 1 1/4″ up. Then sew a casing by sewing at 1″ and 1/2″ from the bottom of the shorts. Leave a 1″ opening on your 1″ from bottom line to allow for space to insert elastic.
Attach a pin to your 1/4″ leg elastic, thread it through and sew it together. Then close your casing. Follow the same steps to insert the elastic and close the casing.
Then you’re done!
Preparing for this baby girl was pretty exciting. But as you can see, I’m having more fun now that she’s on the outside!
Hope you enjoy this pattern!
Those are so adorable! And they look like a project that I could actually accomplish!!! Thanks so much for sharing it.
Melissa (Melly Sews)
Your babe is so cute (and so are the bloomers)!
Ivy totally needs, like, ten pair. Love them!
Jessica @ A Humble Creation
What a sweet model you have there! Almost makes me wish I wasn’t finished having kids just to make some bloomers!
way too cute, kate. way too cute.
So cute! Love them!!!
I love these! I would really like to make some for my niece, who is now wears 9-12 months. Do you think the large ones would be big enough?
Super cute. :)
Sew Much Ado
So adorable Kate! The bloomers are pretty cute too, hehe :).
Justine of SewCountryChick
Those baby legs are so cute sticking out of those big bloomers!
These are adorable- I”m making some right away! Do you have a guideline for length of elastic to insert for the various sizes? Especially the waist…
They are quite cute but I second this comment- what’s your suggested elastic length for the waist and legs for each size? Thanks!!
If you can measure the baby’s waist. Otherwise google standard baby waist sizes. For the legs I used about 6-7″ but also depends on how chubby the baby is! :)
Thanks! Ended up making a couple of pairs for my soon-to-be-niece: http://cookinandcraftin.blogspot.com/2013/02/baby-bloomers.html
I want to ThankYou so much for sharing this pattern. I am going to enjoy making these very much with fabric I have saved for something just right.
PERFECT. Thank you so much for your blog and posting everything that you do. Im so in love with this and you have inspired me!! LOVE YOUR BLOG!!!!
Hi i love this tutorial but when i tried to download the pattern it just came up with a blank screen? Is there any chance you could email it to me only im sooo in love with it, I would really appreciate it if you could! Thank you so much x