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Lotsa Bloomers

Added Jul 30, 2010

by integerclub

London, United K...






As I mentioned earlier (http://www.burdastyle.com/projects/grampa-shorts), I can’t stop making shorts. However, I did make a slight change to the original pattern, and that was simply to add some elastic in the legs to turn them into bloomers. They’re great for using up bits of fabric that are too large to be called ‘scraps’, but otherwise too small to turn into something like a top or a skirt.

I think these bloomers made a sweeter, more ladylike option to bike shorts, and they’ll help cover up your naughty bits if you’re in a nice summer dress.

The first two pairs were made with remnants of fabric from earlier dress projects, while the other two pairs were made with vintage pillowcases.

I’ve got quite a few craft fairs and markets coming up in August, so I’m going to bring them with me and see if customers like them.

Material Notes

cotton, polycotton, polyester thread, 1.5cm elastic




Spring, Summer
Garment Type
Beach, Casual, Classic, Goth/Gothic Lolita, Other, Romantic, Vintage
Cotton, Blends

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    Aug 1, 2010, 11.40 PMby olystyrene

    Doyceling, these are very cute! I’m so jealous that you are experiencing warm summer nights right now! All I gots is coldy-coldy!

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      Aug 2, 2010, 11.26 AMby integerclub

      Spanks you, Dooly! I’m thinking of making you a pair with some dino-print fabric I found, you reckon you’d be into them?

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      Aug 3, 2010, 03.26 AMby olystyrene

      Hell yes! Remember the dino print disco short shorts I made a couple of years ago, when we were all into short shorts??

    • Firstroll-3_large

      Aug 3, 2010, 11.38 AMby integerclub

      Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts!

      The fabric I’ve got has dino names under the drawings…totally educational as well!

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      Aug 3, 2010, 10.30 PMby olystyrene

      Baahaaa!! Gettin’ schooled!! That is SO right!

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    Jul 30, 2010, 06.32 PMby violet-irish

    These are sooooo cute. I’m definitely going to make a couple of these. Thanks for the inspiration!

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      Aug 2, 2010, 11.45 AMby integerclub

      Yeah, you should! They’re so easy and addictive! Let me know how it goes for you :)

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