I have Spring and Summer babies, so they spent many of their early days in nothing but a nappy and a singlet (in fact that's all my son is wearing right now). A couple of friends have recently had babies so I decided to make them some cotton bloomers to cover their nappies and keep them cool.
The pattern is from Lotta Jansdotter's book Simple Sewing for Baby. The projects in this book are sweet and very basic, so suited to a beginner. More experienced sewers would be able to whip up most projects in an afternoon or less.
The bloomers turned out well, although I think next time I will adjust the pattern slightly to widen the crotch.
I used Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom fabric for the girls' bloomers. The orange boys' bloomers are from a scrap I found in my cupboard (!) and the blue fabric is from Amy Butler's Belle collection. It also happens to be one of my all time favourite fabrics.
I'll use any excuse to make button clips, so I made a couple of pairs to match the girly bloomers.
Just love, love, love that blue fabric. I have metres of it!
Bloomers and matching clips using fabric from Sandi Henderson's Ginger Blossom collection.
Taking them for a test drive! Bloomers by me, cute tush by my son.