There is nothing sweeter than a pair of bloomers peeping out from under a skirt, but more importantly, bloomers let girls be active while not showing off their underwear or diapers to everyone around.
This project needed to be easy and cheap and I think I achieved it. The material is from an old men’s t-shirt. T-shirt jersey doesn’t fray and therefore none of the raw edges need to be finished. If I hadn’t been interrupted (HA!), it would have taken me no more than 20 minutes start to finish.
I used McCall’s 5416, as the pattern, but any shorts pattern would do. Then, instead of finishing the legs with a standard hem, I left the edges raw and gathered the leg openings with a couple of rows of elastic thread.
It turns out, t-shirts make great shorts material. I made these play shorts an old college t-shirt of mine.
I hemmed the leg openings to give it a more finished look, but you could skip that if you wanted.
So, here’s to active little girls!
Especially ones who are too busy dancing to hold still for a picture.
If you would like more details on the construction, you can find the tutorial here.