Recently I was going through my closet and found that I owned something like 10 pairs of yoga pants. Many of them were ill-fitting in one way or another. I decided I wanted to trick out a pair of my yoga pants and turn them into bloomers.
The first thing I did was to cut off the pants just below the knee.
Then I made 2 very long strips out of the cut off portion of the pants (lower portion of the pants). I sort of estimated how long I wanted the strips to be.
Using my sewing machine I sewed a long (3.5) straight stitch with my sewing machine all the way on one end of the strips. On the other side I serged all the way along the strip. The reason for the straight stitch is so that it doesn’t stretch as I work with it. The other end that was serged I wanted to stretch slightly to create a subtle ruffle effect. Then I evenly spaced the strips and stitched them down to the bottom of the pants in a spiral fashion wrapping around the leg.
Day 30: Yoga Pants to Bloomers
Here are the finished bloomers, which I can wear by themselves or under skirts. What do you think? I like ‘em.
In case you didn’t read my first blog post about this project . . . this post is part of a 31 day challenge I am doing to bring more creativity, stories and solutions to my life. I have been using my creativity almost exclusively for work in the recent past and for the month of January I will creating things for my personal life, talking about them and taking pictures.I would love input from readers as to which project you enjoy the most and if I get enough comments on one particular project I’ll turn it into a tutorial after the 31 day challenge of crafting, stories and solutions is over. So please let me know what you like!