Brindille & twig: bloomers

Blooming brilliant bloomers using a sewing pattern from Brindille & Twig. I think these are my favourite make ever.

It was a hot day during lockdown, the supermarket didn’t have much summer clothing & I’d recently printed off this bloomer pattern – the stars had aligned.

The pattern is so cute and versatile. You can use knits or wovens, and there are only two tiny pieces, so great for stash busting. It’s also super quick to make up. I’ve only recently started working with elastics, I still find them fiddly and that’s really all that slowed me down.

I’ve had this fabric since I started sewing. It was one of the first I bought with the intention of making cool cotton pjs. Not realising it’s a quilting cotton…I soon realised they didn’t feel like my other cotton pjs and set it aside to make kids clothing for friends. Then I had my own baby.

I’m so happy with this make, and my little model loved them too! Great for a warm sunny day in the garden.

I also got to use my fab ‘Yo mama made it’ labels from Kylie & the Machine. I picked these up from Sew Me Sunshine recently & just love them.

If it wasn’t for fiddling with elastics, I would have finished these within an hour. When I make it again I think I’ll skip the stitching to create a more defined channel for the elastic. This is really close to the edge of the garment but I found it just made it more fiddly to get the elastic through. It might make the elastic more likely to twist when wearing, but I’ll at least try it out and see.

If there wasn’t such a shortage of elastics right now I’d make loads more! It makes such gorgeous little shorties – super practical. I’ll probably make some up as gifts too. I’ve a pile of scraps to use up, including some Liberty – expect to see many more of these little bloomers!

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