Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It's Spring, and things are in bloom(ers)

It's that time of year when I wear more skirts and less tights, so bloomers come in handy for windy days. They have that retro cute thing going on too. I made these two pairs as examples of ones I plan to sell, not to wear myself, but I already have a couple.

The first is a smaller, less poofy style:

Isn't this fabric cute? It has little animals on hearts.

The other pair is larger and more full:

(thanks to one of my friends for modeling)

I used a basic shorts pattern to get the curve for the crotch correct, and altered the rest. The waist has two rows of elastic, and the legs have one each. They're quite comfortable if you ask me.


  1. Hi! Not sure how to contact you, but I'm looking for a furry skirt pattern (such as the one you sewed in a crafster post I believe?). I've had a hard time finding that kind of thing... I couldn't find a way to message anyone on crafster :/

    1. Hi, no worries! There isn't really a pattern for them. You can use any regular straight skirt pattern and add an elastic waistband. Something like view A in this pattern ( but shorten it, don't sew up the darts, and instead add an elastic waistband (the waistband part of this, you don't have to cut into the seam allowance on the skirt pieces though since your skirt will be a different shape). I hope that helps. As for working with the fur itself, I have a tutorial on craftster ( You could even use a fitted skirt you already own as a pattern and just trace it.