I've been working on making up my own pattern for bloomers with ruffles. I had tried making a few other pairs that I discussed earlier, but I didn't like the gathering at the knee and the bow tie in the back. Tying my pants up behind my back is a little fiddly, so I decided to try other options.
This pair above is made from a wonderful blue black hand dyed cotton I bought during my quilting days. I designed a wide leg cropped pant, decorated with two rows of double edged ruffles and no gathering at the knee. The ruffles are hemmed on both edges. (That's a lot of hemming!) These have an elastic waistband which makes them much easier to take on and off than a bow in the back. Super comfy, too, but they're a bit big on me, so I've listed them for sale. I also added some pockets with piping on the edge because I can't successfully leave the house without pockets in my pants.
green pair of bloomers include the lapped zipper, back darts, ruffles, and two front pockets with piping. I also added a little tag with my name and the fiber content because it's the law if you want to sell clothing that it be labeled with fiber content. Who knew? I'm thrilled with the workmanship on this pair. The details are very nearly perfect. But, they're still a little big on me, so I'm selling them in anticipation of making myself a perfectly fitting pair.