Hello, I’m Heather! I love to sew, and I really love to sew and create cute wardrobes for my kids. I was so excited to hear that Megan was coming out with kids patterns! These new patterns are so stylish, but so kid-friendly. The Mini Tania is perfect for busy little girls, and I decided that I could add versatility to the pattern by making some Mini Tania bloomers. Bloomers would be really fun for the smaller sizes.
To make the bloomers I did not alter the pattern in any way. I used the shortest version and just changed the way I finished the hem.
- Large safety pin
- 1/4″ elastic, about a yard
1. Construct the Mini Tanias until you get to the hem.
2. Just like the pattern suggests, iron the hem up 1/4?. I like to serge the edge so I can easily see 1/4?, and then sew the 1/4? fold up.
3. Iron up another 1/2? and sew 3/8? from the edge. Leave a 2? opening to insert elastic.
4. Cut elastic the length of the measurement of your child’s leg. For my two year old daughter I used 10? for each leg. Use a safety pin to insert the elastic into the hole.
5. Thread the elastic through until both ends can be pulled out.
6. Overlap the ends and sew together.
Thanks for letting me share a fun alteration to the Mini Tania! I used a flannel fabric for warmth because it’s winter here, but I think the bloomers would work great with lighter fabrics like those recommended in the pattern. If you’d like to see more of my sewing projects and tutorials, come check out my sewing blog Feathers Flights. I sew lots of clothing for myself and my children.
[Make this look]
Sweater: Mini Briar sewing pattern
Bloomers: Mini Tania culottes sewing pattern + this tutorial