My intent is to "kill two birds with one stone" with this project. I thought I'd dabble in historical costuming (relevant to the 1912 project) AND make myself something cute to wear under my swing dancing skirts...
Here's the "bloomers" pattern I chose:
Notice that the bloomers are not what you would call fitted... ;)
You should see the pattern pieces! (I'll post pictures when I actually sew these.) First, it's what some people call a "one seam" pants pattern - there is no outer leg seam, only an inner leg seam. Second, the pattern piece is HUGE - accounting for all that bunched up fabric you see in the picture above.
So, I'm starting with an unusual pattern. Next - on to the fabric.
Hmmm... How do I put this...?
I'm using a bed sheet.
There is this 500-thread count bed sheet with damask stripes that I just love - it feels so comfortable. And so I bought a sheet to use as my fabric. Am I crazy?
I'll probably make the bloomers shorter than they appear in the pattern photo, but I'm going to put in the horizontal pintucks - I really like that detail! :)
Finally, I looked through my lace "stash" (yes, all 3 pieces) and decided that I'll probably use this along the hem:
It may be uncomfortable, dangling against my legs - we'll see...
Again - the goal is to dabble in historical costuming and produce an undergarment suitable for my swing dancing skirt. I may just be setting myself up to miss two birds with one stone! ;)
Don't worry, we'll see... It's in the queue. :)