So, it’s summer again and here I am back with a baby/ toddler pattern that is sure to be a treat for my readers who sew for their baby. Earlier I had released diaper covers and simple baby bloomers pattern and here I am with a little more stylish bloomers for your little munchkin, the baby flutter bloomers!
Last summer, I had noticed babies and toddlers wearing these high-waisted flutter bloomers with cute little tops and onesies and I had planned to release the pattern for this summer.
This baby flutter bloomers pattern is not as hard to sew as it looks. You can easily sew it if you have made my diaper cover pattern before.
You can make it plain or add a cute sash and tie it in a bow to accentuate the ruffle. The bloomers can match with peasant tops, crop tops, and the like. It can look lovely paired with solid colored onesies too!
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Medium-weight cotton fabric for the flutter bloomer requirement specified in the table-1 below.
3/8-inch elastic- requirement specified in table-1 below.
¼-inch elastic- – requirement specified in the table-1 below.
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I suggest you read the entire pattern once before starting to get a general idea.
All the fabrics used here are of 44/45 inches in width.
The fabrics shown here are only for illustration purposes and as such may vary from the original.
All seam allowance is 3/8-inch unless otherwise specified.
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In the table below, “L” stands for the length and “W” stands for the width of the fabric piece to be cut.
Take the required materials for the baby flutter bloomers.
Cut the pattern template for the bloomers from the pdf. Fold the fabric lengthwise and keep the template on the fold as shown above. Mark around the template and cut.
You will get your flutter bloomer piece like this. Mark the front and back parts, referring to the pdf.
If you wish to add the loop and the sash, you need to cut that too, referring to the table-1 above.
Now we need to sew the elastic casing for the leg hole.
Fold the curve for the leg hole by ¼-inch and press. Fold again by 3/8-inch and press again. Repeat the steps on the other leg hole.
Sew the casing shut along the edge of the fold slowly and carefully.
Your flutter bloomer may look uneven and wrinkled when the leg holes are sewn but don’t worry it will all get leveled out once you insert the elastic.
Now let’s insert the elastic through the casing in the leg holes.
Take the required length of the ¼ -inch elastic, referring to table-1 above, and cut it into two equal pieces. Insert it through the casing as shown in the picture.
Secure the ends of the elastic by sewing back and forth a few times. Repeat the steps on the other leg hole.
Your flutter bloomer would now look like this. Adjust the gathering over the elastic to make it uniform.
Fold the flutter bloomer over with the right sides together and aligning the edges. Sew the side seams shut. Zig zag the side seams to prevent fraying.
Next, we do the casing for the waist elastic.
Fold the upper edge of the bloomer by 3/8-inch and press all around.
Fold again by 1 & ¾ -inch and press once more.
Sew the casing shut along the edge of the fold, leaving a one inch gap to insert the elastic.
Sew another straight line, ½- inch from the edge of the fold to form a casing for the elastic.
Take the required length of the 3/8-inch elastic, referring to table- 1 above, and insert it through the casing, using a safety pin.
Keep the ends of the elastic overlapping and sew it back and forth a few times to secure.
Sew the opening in the casing shut.
Our flutter baby flutter bloomers are almost done. You may use it as it is or add a loop and sash to accentuate the look.
Next, let’s do the loops to insert the sash.
Take the two fabric pieces for the loops, referring to the table-2 above.
Take one of the loop pieces, fold it in half lengthwise, and press. Open the piece and fold the two longer edges inside by 1/2- inch towards the center and press again. Fold the loop back along the earlier center crease and press once more.
Sew the loop shut along the longer edge, making sure to catch both the folds. Next, fold the two raw ends of the loop by ½-inch inside and press.
Place the loop along the center front of the bloomers, such that half of it is above the elastic casing and the other half is below it. Sew the loop to the bloomers, along its folded shorter edge, as marked by the yellow markings above. Sew back and forth a few times to reinforce it. Repeat the same steps to attach the loop on the back.
We move on to the sash.
Join the two pieces for the sash, along the short edge. Next, fold the two longer edges towards the wrong side by 3/8-inch and press. Fold it again in half lengthwise, with the wrong sides together, and press.
Flip the sash over to the wrong side and sew a straight line, one inch from the end of the open edge to the opposite corner, to make the ends of the tie slanting. Clip the corners with the help of your scissors.
Flip the sash over to the right side, topstitch along the slanting edge and sew the open edge shut. Our tie is ready, let’s insert it through the loops.
First, insert the tie through the loop at the back.