Ideal for every day wear, this modern take on culottes combines the practicality of shorts with the cuteness of a circle skirt. Pattern features a fitted waistband, wonderful drape, invisible side seam zipper and hidden centre front and back pleats to create the illusion of a skirt. Comes in short length, and is easily adapted to longer hems
XS-XL; I sewed a L with XL length Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it?
Were the instructions easy to follow?
Very much; the construction is a bit different from a normal pair of pants or skits, so following the instruction closely is vital. It was confusing at first but soon made sense
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern?
Easy to put together; great for everyday wear; looks like cute skits but has the practicality of pants
You really don't need to worry about the fit too much; just pick the size based on your waist and they will fit. The length is quite short though, so take that into account. I cut a XL and the hemline is at my mid thigh
Before hemming, I found the side back below the buttocks were dangling - they are 1.5 inches longer than the rest! It was quite easy to fix though - I just pin the front and back skirts together and use the front edge as a guide to trim off the extra fabric.
2m crepe de chine Pattern alterations or any design changes you made:
no, other than use the XL length Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others?
Yes and Yes
it was a great pattern and I have not seen anything quite like it. A wearable staple in your wardrobe, and great opportunity to learn how to work with lightweight material such as silk.
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