Weekend Sewing – Ruby’s Bloomers!


You already know how much I love Heather Ross’s new book, Weekend Sewing. I’m almost embarrassing myself by how much I’ve been gushing over it. I’m sure no one really cares that I take it with me in the car as my reading material, or that I find myself flipping through it to just look at the pictures. Well, maybe Heather herself might care, but probably no one else!

You’ve already seen my summer blouses, which are getting a lot of use… I was tempted to make another one, but then thought I should try one of the other projects. This weekend I opted for Ruby’s Bloomers. I’m not really sure why, since I don’t have a baby, and I don’t even know anyone with a baby that I could give them to. I guess I was just sucked in by how cute they are.


I had just finished the Fuchsia Seas quilt, so I used a piece of the remaining fabric. Who can pass up hot pink bloomers? So let’s see – what can I tell you about this project? I love that there’s only one pattern piece! It comes together so quickly, and just exactly as pictured. I even followed all the directions! (and those who know me know that that’s quite an accomplishment!) Ok, actually, I did make one change… rather than pinking the inside seams, I opted to use french seams so as to avoid any frayed hems. It probably adds a little bit of extra bulk, but I like the look better.

My only problem… no baby to model them! I considered walking around with them until I found someone with a baby. Thought maybe I could offer to pay them to try them on their child and let me take a picture. (Don’t worry, I thought better of it!)

So what do you do when you find a pattern you like? You make several more in other fun fabrics!


Love them. And take it from me, this is a project you can make even if you don’t have a baby! If you’re like me, you’ll get enough enjoyment simply out of looking at (and taking pictures of)  these really cute bloomers!


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