Monday, May 21, 2012

More Bloomers for Sloaney

Did anyone see the cover picture of the new Pottery Barn Kids catalog that came out today?  An adorable little girl wearing monogrammed pink polka dot bloomers.  I must find a pattern without a center seam so I can monogram them.  After my first pair I couldn't stop and so I made a couple more. 
The pattern also includes instruction on making a headband.  I added a shabby flower rosette to this one.
These are my favorite ones.  The pattern called for single fold bias tape to use as a casing for the elastic on the legs.  I didn't have any bias tape.  My friend said that she always uses ribbon.  It works beautifully and is soft to the touch for children.  It worked like a charm!
I need to monogram a few tops to go with these.  I was thinking some type of patch with the name or initials on the patch....maybe an oval or circle patch using the mustard polka dot fabric.
Another headband.  This is the way the pattern showed it... with the little knot bow.

Remember this shirt for Memorial Day?  I made Sloaney a headband t match it.
These are a little time consuming but really fun to make and worth the time.  The headband is made from elastic covered in fabric so it is comfortable for little ones.
And another little project in the works.  A Memorial Day treat. 
I will share the finished design soon.

I hope your week is off to a great start!



  1. Love it all, Mrs. Karen! See what I mean about "mastering the art of sewing"? You have it down pat.

  2. Oh you are sweet Ashley. I'm learning :)

  3. Very cute stuff!!! BUT were's the directions for making!! NOT so fun to just look want to make!!!! :>)