I know the basic elements of this crazy idea:
1) I love Tula Pink Fabric. In an almost-obsessive-but-still-just-love sort of way.
2) Rachael has been hosting an awesome Shorts on the Line Series.
3) I've had this bloomer pattern on my to-do list for ages.
There's a good chance I said something on Twitter again too. Y'all know what sort of trouble that gets me into.
Combine that all together and you get this:
Bloomers with Nightshade cameos on the bum!
Unfortunately, I don't have anyone here to take a pic of them on right now. And I was way too excited to wait.
I really don't think the cats would like to model this one...
The Mr. picked out my background fabric for these. He loved the idea, volunteered to go to the fabric store with me *and* had some serious imput.
I think I need a fainting couch.
Clothes and clothing patterns are something I'm pretty comfortable with considering that I sewed clothes before I ever made quilts. So I used this opportunity to try a different technique for finishing seams:
Huzzah. No raw edges.
And the best part?
No changing feet on my machine!
Hate changing feet in the middle of a project. I've always used a felling foot to create this look before.
You can see in the picture that it's not as perfect without the foot.
I'm sure practice will change that.
I ran ribbon through the hem of the legs. The pattern calls for buttonholes but once again I wanted to try something different to keep from changing feet around.
Love how the bows sit just under the hem.
I think it's time to go run around town in these. R told me I could. Or I might have said I would do it anyway and blame it on her.
As if the currently turquoise hair wasn't enough to spot me in a crowd now you can look for the Tula Pink on m'bum!