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Sweet Batiste Mini Bloomers

Added Mar 13, 2010

by wzrdreams

Brooklyn, New Yo...






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




Garment Type
Classic, Romantic, Victorian, Vintage
Cotton, Silk


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 Dani Restercher

    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, nehmahcolette-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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