Sunday, 7 November 2010

Mini Bloomers

I've had this Collette pattern for mini-bloomers for a while (download it free here), thinking that I would make some in a silly pink sometime for myself. Then last week I realised that they would make great gifts for three close friends of mine. So! I bought some gingham in pink and purple and started to sew.

Unfortunately this is as far as I got when my overlocker decided to stop working (I have rethreaded it over and over and over but it still won't make a chain) so I have to wait until I can get to the sewing machine repair shop before I can go any further.

I think they will turn out pretty cute though. I will definitely post updates. I'm sure, if you weren't interrupted by a dodgy overlocker, that they would be very quick to make!


  1. on the overlocker, if you haven't already, try threading the needle thread last. dunno why that matters, but that often fixes it for me.

  2. Yeah, I must have rethreaded that damn thing about 10 times! I don't know why you have to thread overlockers in a certain order, but you just do. Unfortunately it seemed to be a bigger problem this time. Nothing at all to do with the fact that it hasn't been serviced in about 15 years, I'm sure : /