Sweet Batiste Mini Bloomers

Added Mar 13, 2010

by wzrdreams

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Description

My sewing machine does not like to sew batiste, nor my serger for that matter. Batiste is such a fine fabric that thread tension is a major issue when sewing it. I had to do a lot of test swatches to get each machine to behave to an acceptable degree. The button holes were almost a nightmare. I decided to use french seams for the major seams, which is what I usually do when using batiste or light weight fabrics. Because the fabric is so shear I’m not sure that I like the serged finished edges on the waist and hems. I think it might have turned out nicer if I had done a double bend back (baby hem).

Material Notes

Silk/Cotton Batiste from Mood NYC, Satin Ribbon from MJ Trim

Difficulty

Intermediate

Categories

For
Women
Garment Type
Lingerie/Undergarments
Style
Classic, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Material
Cotton, Silk

Credits

Colette Patterns

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    Jan 4, 2011, 04.15 AMby jeskagrue

    these are so lovely!

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    Jul 10, 2010, 10.53 PMby queenorivers

    OH! That’s such a good idea for my fabric that’s been chilling around! Gorgeous.

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    Apr 7, 2010, 03.47 PMby littleweasel

    These are wonderful! I’m still not sure whether to use cotton or silk to make these. Definitely on the to-sew pile before summer gets into full swing, though.

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      Apr 7, 2010, 05.58 PMby wzrdreams

      I think cotton breathes better than silk, so if you plan wearing these alone (I love that idea for the hot summer) a cotton or cotton blend would be better IMHO than a tightly woven silk charmuese. The batiste is such a lovely gauzy lightweight fabric… even though it was tricky to work with it was worth it.

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    Mar 14, 2010, 10.05 AMby ievashuj

    Damn sexy!

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    Mar 14, 2010, 04.27 AMby mo-mo-sew-sew

    oh i just cannot stand one more cute pair of these bloomers turning up here!!! as much as i want to make a pair, i know they just won’t look flattering on my more-than-pear shape. also love the batiste print. very well done. i’m very jealous!!!

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      Mar 14, 2010, 05.59 AMby wzrdreams

      By the numbers I’m a bit pear shaped! :)

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    Mar 14, 2010, 01.30 AMby thecuriouskiwi

    Oh too too sweet! I think I need a pair myself :)

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    Mar 14, 2010, 01.03 AMby nightgoat

    Absolutely adorable <3

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    Mar 13, 2010, 10.25 PMby nehmah

    Thank you for the link to the Colette site. These are nicely done but a tad too short vertically. I’ll play around with this to see what it will take to make it longer. Being barrel-shaped, I have to guess where the front of me and the back of me meet. on the sidelines. Cordially, nehmah colette-site

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      Mar 13, 2010, 11.11 PMby wzrdreams

      Hi Nehmah, I actually like the leg length, but I think the rise is rather short. Also, I found that the crotch seams are not trued (the lengths don’t match). I’m tall myself and most pants are too short for me in the rise, so if I make these again I will definitely lengthen them above the crotch.

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    Mar 13, 2010, 09.58 PMby amandalondon

    love our bloomers, they’re really cute ! I’m working on mine as I write this… I’m not using batiste, but I’m struggling still… slippery fabric… Anyway, I LOVE that pattern. I’ll fllow your advic for the baby hem, thanks !

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