Free Pattern to Download: The Madeleine Mini Bloomers


Valentine’s day is coming this weekend, and whether you love it or hate it, you must admit having something adorable to lounge around in makes any day that much sweeter. So I present to you the madeleine mini bloomers, a free sewing pattern that you can download! It takes only a yard of fabric (along with some elastic and ribbon), and an hour or two of sewing to whip up these pretties.

These are no prim and proper Victorian bloomers, as you can see. They sit low on the waist, and are scandalously brief. The back view is particularly flattering. The waistband is sewn with two rows of elastic, and the legs are cinched with a length of ribbon. With just two pattern pieces, a beginner who is comfortable with elastic and buttonholes can make these.

The pattern is put together like any Burdastyle pattern. You just print out the sheets and tape them together to form the pattern. It’s multi-sized for XS to XL, which encompasses the usual sizes 0-18 in Colette Patterns’ range.

Download the Madeleine Mini Bloomers pattern!

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very cute, but just one criticism – 33 inch bust and 25 inch waist is not a size 0! that’s an inch too big on the waist and 1-3 inches too big on the bust. i’d love to use your patterns, but they’re too big.


so alter it–alterine is SUPER easy, especially to make something smaller.


You also have to remember that pattern sizes are a lot different than the sizes we buy at the store. Just because you wear a 0 from the mall doesn’t mean it is a zero in patterns. :)

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I’m sorry but I can’t understand how do I have to do waistband.


did you found out how to make the waistband??

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I just finished them. They’re so cute! I used a blue calico I had on hand. Left off the bows since I didn’t have ribbon and just put elastic around the leg openings. I will alter the waistband for the next one; I made the first hem too big so there isn’t enough cover on my rump. Wont be wearing them outside so it isn’t an issue.

Thank you for the pattern. I’ve decided to put together a Steampuk outfit and these are the perfect undies.


So glad you like them!


please, I don’t understand how to make the waistband :(


Alma, please try posting in our forum with the specific problem you’re having and perhaps someone can help you?

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As I was growing up in the south my grandmother called bloomers or panties “step ins “. This is a great example. I have friends that still call them that as I still do.

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Thank you! Printing the pattern for these out to go with the Sorbetto top, as you suggested. Can’t wait to have some new cute pjs!

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Diane Keane

Help!! I am unable yo download the bloomer pattern. Any suggestions?


Hi Diane, can you tell us what exactly is happening? Have you tried from another computer?

Diane Keane

The pattern will not show up on the screen. I do not have another

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Shared with my facebook fan page to show these off AND remind me to make them later!!! :)

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Sarah G.

When I click on the download button it keeps saying “404 Not Found”. AAAAH! I’m desperate to make these they are soooo cute!!!! Any thoughts? I just updated my Adobe! Help!


Sarah, the pattern went down for a few hours when we updated our website, but it should be working now!


What material is used to make the bloomers in the picture?


I think it was a silk habotai (in pale pink).


Would using linen work for these?

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Love these. Since I don’t wear trousers, out of desperation I’ve made myself some knee length bloomer out of flannel, with lace trim around the knees. You wouldn’t believe how warm and toasty they were in the wintertime at 7000 ft elevation with 3 ft of snow on the ground! Actually warmer than pants.


my god these are to cute i will todoy make these when i get my printer

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Thanks so much for making this pattern free. I’ve been making stuff up from your book and loving the detailed instructions. Do you happen to have this file untiled? I have a really good copy shop nearby that prints on extended ream paper I find it easier to have the whole pattern on one sheet rather than printing out 6 pages and taping/gluing them together I always make a mess of sticking things together like that..

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I found you on, and I’m glad I did! This is adorable! Definitely downloading for later sewing, and coming back to read more! You have great branding.

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These bloomers are adorable! I would like to make them in sizes for babies 0 to 18 months. Would have a pattern sized for babies or any suggeston in how to make the pattern smaller?

Thanks Much!

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Soooo cute! I made a pair of high-waisted bloomers using a vintage pattern I picked up on ebay, and added my own lace and ribbon detailing. I’ve also made 30s-era side-button tap panties using vintage patterns. They looked just like something Carole Lombard or Ginger Rogers would have worn. My husband, who is a classic movie buff, loves me in vintage lingerie, and I’m happy to oblige by sewing what he likes. It adds so much more glamour than the modern panties which are boring by comparison. I won’t even mention the dreaded butt floss some call lingerie.

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I have just found the bloomers, , my students have been going nuts over.
I try to teach kids after school to see and quilt. As a volunteer I a,
always looking for patterns and inspiration. Two ?
1. Can the I adjust the location of the waist on the bloomers just VHS.
lengthimg the Patten?.
2. Where can I buy your book own. Budget? :) please.

Samantha Anderson

I tried making these over the weekend. It was a miserable fail. They were too long in the leg and too short in the waist. I have a slight “pooch” and they hit way too low. The waistband was difficult and the elastic wouldn’t thread properly. I am going to try again and alter the pattern to hit higher. I like the idea but if you have a “pooch” not gonna be attractive!

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Bloomers are a nice alternative to briefs or tap panties. They are easy to make and are very comfortable to wear, particularly under dresses or skirts, or just by themselves when lounging around the house. Adding ribbon detailing or lace trim around the legs makes them very feminine. You can do cuff or band legs. Both look sweet. I’ve made them in both cotton and satin.

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You let me put a picture of your bloomers in my blog ( with a link to yours? I’m doing a post on bloomers and I love yours ..
Could do it?



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it is very beautful.

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I just finished these shorts this morning and they turned out so fabulously cute. I happen to have quite the tooshie and I was so pleased that your sizing was pretty accurate and the pattern flattered even my toosh. Thanks for the great pattern. I think its time to go get some more fabric and stock up while I’m feeling confident with this pattern. I might even try and alter it a little to make some nice summer shorts!

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I just love this pattern, I made thease for my daghter when she was a little girl. She is now 52.

Thank you


I absolutely love these but I know that I will not be able to make these. I am just horrible at sewing, do you have an Etsy shop or do custom orders? I would love to order one of these in my size!

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My daughter found this pattern on the internet and she loved them. I have 5 daughters and didn’t get any made for valentines, but I have made several to send out for Easter. Thanks for sharing the pattern. They love them!


Too cute. Thank you so much

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Very old-fashioned and lovely.

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jess porter

great job I really like them and I want to make them oneday!!

jess porter


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