Added Jul 21, 2010
These are my trial run version of the free mini-bloomers pattern offered by Colette here
I ended up really liking them, and I wear them more than the second pair I made out of stretch satin. As other people have mentioned, these bloomers are reallly low riders. I tried altering the pattern to fix that when I made the second pair, but I’m not sure that adding a few inches to the top made them better than the first pair. At any rate, I have a very large derriere in proportion to my waist, but these still worked out okay for me. I used the size that matched my hip measurements, not my waist. I think I will be making many more of these, especially now that I have discovered the secret for “big bottom, small waist” syndrom.
Lesson learned -
1. Muslin makes comfy breathy underthings
2. Before you fold over that elastic case, tack down all the seams that are going to get in the way of your safety pin when you slide it through. It will save you frustration!
Lesson not learned
1. How to attach ribbon properly?
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