These little bloomers (or are they pantaloons?) of Esme’s are the perfect length for not-too-short-but-not-too-long summer pants or under-dress accessory. They get a lot of wear these days but sadly are on their last legs (pun intended).
My fear of pant-making, made rational by many painfully failed attempts, has intimidated me from hand-making her a new pair. Or pant-making ever again for that matter. Until I realized that…(cue lightbulb and big ding sound from overhead)…I can start from an already existing pair of pants! And thus so consequently, the Tweaky Bloomers were born.
For these, I used a pair of lightweight cotton pants that looked more like bad golfing attire than cute toddler-wear so naturally sunk to the bottom of the clothing pile. I cut the bottoms off, added some ricrac of Esme’s choosing (sparkly of course), did a bunch of necessary and not-so-necessary tweaks to figure out the process and voila! Nuevo Bloomer-o’s.
Can all pant-making be so easy, I ask myself? Sadly, not for me. But bloomer-making can be easy and for now, I'm happy with that. So to the list of things-to-look-for-at-the-thriftstore I can now add “bloomer-able pants” and will cross my fingers for a vintage-y linen-y dreamy blouse-ish top to go along with them.
Posted by melissa s. at 9:47 AM