This is a terribly cute way to add a little style over diapers, and prevent that gross “I got filthy and now there are little dusty shreds hanging off my diapered bum” thing.
Wait–that does happen to other people’s kids, too, right? Right? Please?
Imagine just how terribly cute these could be…
Applique a bug, or flower, or mini-quilt square, or fussy-cut bit from a coordinating fabric right onto the bum of the bloomers.
Add a soft white embroidered edging to the legs (basic instructions for this variation: use flat white embroidered edging and lay it right sides together around the leg opening, matching the raw edge of the edging with the raw edge of the bloomer. Lay a self-fabric bias strip over the top of that, right side to wrong side of the edging, and stitch. Turn the bias strip to the inside to create a bias facing; hem it down to create a bias casing for the elastic. When the elastic is in, you’ll have a little white frill!)
Create a “patchwork” fabric from a variety of small bits, and underline them with plain old muslin; treat the muslin and patchwork as one piece, and use the bias-bound finish method to complete the bloomers.
Stitch ruched ribbon to the bum for “ruffle-bum bloomers” (adorable on a crawler!)
So much “scope for the imagination,” as Anne would say.