Monday, March 28, 2011

My First Tutorial: Ruffle Booty Bloomers!

I was walking through our hospital gift shop today and spotted some super cute ruffle booty bloomers.  I stopped and looked at them and then looked at the $22 price tag.  Then, a light bulb went off and I thought I can so make these myself!  I did not feel like stopping off to purchase any fabric, and then I thought about all of the old t-shirts and tank tops that I have in my closet.  I could sure put some of those to use for this project.  Most of them have moved with me 3 or 4 times without being worn!!! 

So, I got to pinning and cutting.  I found a great diaper cover pattern over at Dana Made It.  This is a great basic diaper cover/bloomer pattern!  Check it out!  You will be glad you did!

Click HERE to get her pattern.

Supplies needed:
Tank top or tee shirt
1/4 inch elastic for the legs
3/8 inch elastic for the waist
Elastic thread
Sewing machine
Serger (optional)

I started with a plain pink tank top.  I forgot to take a picture before I cut it all up!  Pin and cut the front and back pieces.  Once you have cut front and back, cut three strips along the fold about 1 1/2 inches wide and the length of the widest part of the back side of bloomers.

Start with your strips and serge the outer edges.   (If you don't have a serger, you can leave the edges raw or do a zigzag stitch instead.)

Once you have serged all three ruffle strips, remove bobbin and insert bobbin threaded with elastic thread.  (This stuff is magical!!!)

Sew down the middle of each strip and watch those ruffles start to appear!

There you have it!  A lovely ruffle for that little booty!

Pin the ruffles in place and attach them to the back side of the bloomers.  Remember to leave enough space at the top for your elastic casing.  I kept the elastic thread in the bobbin for this part to allow it to ruffle up even more.

Now, you have the back side of your bloomers ready to go! 

At this point, continue with the tutorial over at Dana Made It.  Click HERE for the tutorial.

Check out the finished product!

These are too small for my baby girl, so I used teddy as a Ruffle Booty Bloomer model!

What do you think???

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  1. I think your creation is absolutely adorable, that's what I think!! Goodness you make it look easy! Wonderful blog! :)


  2. Thanks so much Donna! I am honored that you took the time to stop by and check out my blog!

  3. Oh, so cute!!! I alwaus think the same thing after I see the prices out there.