I think the full moon over Miami has me wide awake - I took these pics as soon as the sun rose today.
So - culottes. Oh gosh, I thought we got over these years ago. But no. They're everywhere, at least on pattern and fashion sites. Strange though, I haven't seen them on anyone around town. hmmm
I'm game. But rather than buy a new pattern, I pulled out one I own, but just couldn't love enough to sew...a Marcy Tilton pant with some pretty funky ankle treatments.
Without the ankle cuffs, they really look like culottes!
I made view AB, which has an interesting and comfortable pocket. My fabric is a stretch cotton sateen from Fabric Mart. Note: I don't like tan or chino or khaki britches! Just me - now that I'm retired, there are some things I'm free to leave in the past - like khaki suits. I bought this fabric thinking I'd make a jacket, but it worked well for this muslin. And I'm glad to get it out of my stash!
- Sewed size 14, my usual Vogue size.
- Seam allowances used: 1/2" side and waist seam, 5/8" in the crotch.
- Because the pattern is somewhat short in the rise, I added a waistband. I cut the band at 3" x 42" across grain, fitted it to the pants, and used 1" braid elastic
- The finished side seam measures 31" from the bottom of the waistband.
I like them. Now I'm thinking of purchasing a 'real' culottes pattern, perhaps this one from BurdaStyle. Love the leopard and think florals would be fun as well:
|BS Midi Culottes 04/2015 #113A|
Parting shots: someone came over to model with me...
Hope everyone enjoys a nice weekend. Ciao! Coco