I’ve been at it again and trying to adjust the first pattern I used to make bloomers. I really struggled with it and thought there has to be a better way to make them. My main issue with the last pattern was the legs were just on the small side, making it very difficult to sew without catching the fabric underneath.

I decided to make the legs a little wider (as the elastic pulls them in regardless). I wanted them to be quite puffy, as bloomers should be, and this seemed to really help. I still don’t think they are quite right.

Next time I might make them a little higher in the waist, as they only just cover the nappy at the back. Mind you, I have Preston in a cloth nappy while wearing them (and actually forgot this when I took the measurement for the elastic around the waist). They will be way too big now if he’s not in a cloth nappy. I’m thinking that I’m going to have to unpick and make the waist smaller.

Here they are at the moment. Hopefully in the next couple of days I can try and adjust the waist to fit with a regular nappy (since this is what he wears out of the house). I think I might also try to makeĀ a pair with a front and back, middle seam and see if this makes a difference to how they sit. It was suggested to me to try the Martha Stewart pattern for bloomers, so I will look it up and give it a go.

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