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Project

Bloomers

Introduction

These can be worn as a diaper cover or over underpants.

Soft-stretch elastic, by Stretchrite, 1/4", $2.50 for 3 yd., joann.com

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Download dress pattern template, print, and assemble pattern. Lay out on towels (you may need to play around with positioning) and cut out.

  2. Step 2

    To make front, sew center seam (with right sides facing) and press open. Repeat to make back.

  3. Step 3

    With right sides facing, sew side seams and press open.

  4. Step 4

    To create leg openings, sew inseam (with right sides facing).

  5. Step 5

    At waist, press top edge under by 1/4 inch, then again by 1 inch. Sew around, leaving a 1-inch opening at back. Repeat process with leg openings.

  6. Step 6

    Using a safety pin, thread 1 yard of elastic through waist channel; overlap ends (trimming as needed) and sew. Repeat process with leg openings.

  7. Step 7

    Hand-sew openings closed.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, June 2013