7.25.2008

Tweaky Bloomers

New Bloomers
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).

Bloomers

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.

Bloomers Detail

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.

New Bloomers

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.

8 comments:

Amy said...

Those are adorable!!! Great idea starting with already made pants.

MoziEsmé said...

Those are adorable. I just might be inspired to take out my sewing machine one of these days.

Paper Dolls for Boys said...

Okay, that is GENIUS! So cute without being too too - well done.

Man, I missed reading your blog! Yippee, I'm going to dive back in.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

They turned out really well - great idea to remake/repurpose an existing pair. Love Esme's choice of trim - what a girl!

Anonymous said...

Please, please, please make me some too! I love wearing pantaloons . . .

Danielle via Studiotamar

Blue Yonder said...

Oh. My. GOSH! Adorable.

Simply Stork said...

love the bloomers :o)

~simply~

Apron Thrift Girl said...

Your talking about my kind of sewing. I'm not much of a pattern girl and prefer taking something that already exist and tweaking it. They turned out gorgeous.