Miss V* will be rockin’ a new red, white and blue tutu this weekend and she was in need of a matching pair of modesty bloomers (aka diaper cover). Thankfully I had on hand a plain white cover and some festive fabric scraps so I was able to make her an adorable ruffle bloomer in less than 30 mins!
Supplies: Diaper Cover, Fabric, Sewing Supplies
1. Measure across the back of your cover. (My cover was 9 inches wide).
Double this measurement to determine the length of each fabric strip. (18)
2. Cut three strips of fabric that are double the width of your cover and
2 inches wide. (18in x 2in). Finish one long edge of each fabric strip.
3. Ruffle ‘em up! ;)
Sew a gathering stitch along the entire unfinished side of each strip.
Gather each strip of fabric until it is the same width as the back of your cover.
4. Place and pin your first strip of ruffles across the back of your cover.
Be sure to tuck your ends under at the beginning and end of the strip.
(We're working from the bottom up, so look at the leg opening of your
cover and place your first strip just above this point).
Using a straight stitch, sew your ruffle strip onto the cover.
5. Place and pin your second strip of ruffles across the back of your cover,
this row should be positioned so the bottom edge of the ruffle sits around
the middle of the row beneath it. Sew your ruffle strip onto the cover.
6. Place/pin/sew your final strip of ruffles across the back of your cover,
be sure to tuck your ends under at the beginning and end of the strip for
a nice clean finish. Again, this row should be positioned so the bottom
edge of the ruffle sits around the middle of the row beneath it.
That it friends! Easy peasy and oh so adorable!
There are MANY options for personalizing your ruffle bloomers;
you could use ribbon, lace, eyelet, decorative trim, matching fabrics…
In any case, the directions are basically the same as above. :) If you make any bloomers using this tutorial I would LOVE it if you shared a picture! Pics can be uploaded to the Daydream Believer Shop Facebook Page.
*FYI* The diaper cover I am using for this project was pre-made, it came with a store bought outfit of V*s. With two baby girls, we have lots of these plain covers on hand. If you don’t have a spare of your own, no sweat! You could purchase one inexpensively at any store (retail or thrift) that sells baby girl clothes (a diaper cover comes with nearly every baby girl outfit) or you could make your own. Here are two great tutorials teaching you how –