bloomers for older girls?
8 years agoSarvi @Sarvi
Haha, exactly! My kid doesn’t like the feeling of her dress or skirt ‘pulling’ on her collarbone when she sits, so she is always hiking them up in the back before she sits down. Shorts are pretty much a must unless I want to start thinking of underwear as outerwear.8 years agobrenda1652 @brenda1652
Mimmie: thanks for the walk down Memory Lane! I too wore the shorts under my skirts, until high school when we had to wear those horrid blue one piece gym uniforms. It is so nice to see that you young moms want to send your daughters out looking feminine but still allowing the girls to be comfortable and have fun without all the fuss about “sitting like a lady”.8 years agoSarahGreen @moonglowmama
While I would prefer to buy some bike shorts and be done with it, she really wants the poofy bloomers and I am a sucker for wanting to do anything that she’ll wear often! I cut off and hemmed some old leggings for her last summer, but since she’s seen my littlest in her bloomers, she really likes the poofy look.
Brenda I will follow your suggestion. I have a pajama pattern from O + S so I will use that as a base.
My mom used to make me wear culottes. I loved them, then hated them. I’ve seen some women’s fashions lately that are like short (thigh length) culottes. Those are cute- but def. not appropriate for the playground.
And I too think I need to start wearing bike shorts under my dresses- my 3 year old loves to hug a leg, which shows some leg!8 years ago
They will look super sweet and make what is pleasing for her.
PS I wear bike pants under my Portfolio dresses. As I wore a feeding singlet it meant I could hitch the dress up to feed and not be exposed.
I am not feeding anymore but I have kept wearing the bike pants.8 years agobrenda1652 @brenda1652
one last note about the baggy bloomers: I made a couple of them longer, about knee or just below (but with elastic, she pulled them up when she wanted them shorter) and added lace to the bottom hems. They would peek out from under her longer dresses and skirt styles and never failed to get compliments, so very sweet in an old fashioned way, again, also worked well for cute sleep pants and back stage dress.8 years ago
Something I stumbeled across that may help: http://sewing.patternreview.com/patterns/18564 this is a cheer leading uniform with bloomers that seems to go up to size 12.8 years agocybele727 @cybele727
I just want to share a bloomers off topic story. I had my daughter (3.5) in a dress at an indoor playground. This mother came up to me and told me that I should not have her in dresses because she cannot play. I was so offended. A) that’s what the bloomers are for, and b) mind your own business. I know this is off topic-ish, but as women who sew for little girls, you all get it. Thank you for listening! 🙂8 years ago
How rude of her.
I would be extremely annoyed.
I am sure some ‘carriage wit’ will come to me later in the day.8 years ago
I would be tempted to respond “oh, your daughter can’t play in dresses? How sad for her.” 🙂8 years ago
Perfect!8 years ago
Huge enabler alert: Martha pulle is having the annual sidewalk sale. I ordered a pattern for a slip and “panties” sizes 12m to 10 years for $2.50. For that price, I figured it wa worth trying.8 years agoLiesl GibsonKeymaster@liesl
I just re-graded our bloomers pattern from the Seashore Sundress for a special project. If we made it available in the large sizes as a pdf pattern would that be useful to many of you? No promises–I’m not sure when we would be able to get it done–but I’m willing to consider it if enough people are really interested. I just never imagined the older girls would want to wear bloomers!8 years agoJenniferP @JenniferP
My daughters (7.75 and 6 yrs) don’t have a choice in whether or not to wear bloomers under skirts and dresses, they are required in our house. I think it’s best to have 2 layers of fabric between that area and the outside world 🙂8 years agoSarvi @Sarvi
I make my kid wear bike shorts because we live in a warm climate and slides, trike seats, and so forth can get blazing hot after being in the sun all day. I always just wore panties and man, my thighs would get GLUED to those vinyl carseats. So painful.
Out of curiosity, what does the second layer of fabric do? Is it antimicrobial or moisture wicking or something? I have thought of adding a second layer of UV-barrier fabric but a) that stuff costs a bundle, and b) as noted, hot climate. Poor kid doesn’t need any additional sweat-inducers.8 years ago
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