So . . . I did go back and buy the rest of those white scrub pants. The bloomers I made last week were so much fun, and so quick, I just felt like doing a few more.
This time, I picked up a white curtain with a ruffle around the bottom. The second curtain, with the smaller ruffle, is what was left from making the tuxedo shirts awhile back.
I am not a huge user of pinking shears, but, I remembered that I had one, and so decided to try using that to cut the ruffles off to save a bit of time. This ruffle went around three sides of the curtain. Where the ruffle turns a right angle, I just slit down the fabric to the actual ruffle, and opened it up to make a straight piece.
I divided my ruffle in 1/2 (one piece for each leg), and sewed the pieces on.
How cute is that? For this pair I did not add the elastic, just left them straight legged with the ruffles.
The larger ruffle I did the same way, only I added a row of satin ribbon and a bow on the outer edge of the leg.
I have this HUGE roll of eyelet trim I found at a wedding consignment store (of all places) for like $12. I can put eyelet on EVERYTHING! I also added a little pink ribbon.
The last pair was trimmed with some wide lace:
Cost: $0.50 each for the scrub pants, $0.50 for the new curtain, the rest of the trim is scraps and leftovers.
These are so fun, and so quick. I think the curtain bottom ruffle ones are my favorite.
As I was making these, I was thinking, really, that anyone with a hoop on should be wearing a pair of bloomers. When we did “Beauty & the Beast”, Belle had a little “oops” with her hoop and flashed the front few rows a bit. She was adequately covered, but these ruffle leg bloomers would have been so much cuter than her athletic shorts.
(There is a previous blog post that describes how I made the original bloomers. . . . this is a follow-up with some alternative trim).
Update: Video tutorial