Why wear a skirt when you can make pants? Lol.
I thought I’d jump on the culotte bandwagon before summer ends and this trend is over!
I impulse bought the Vogue 9075 pattern a few months ago – it’s a pattern for either a fit and flare minidress or a culotte jumpsuit and let face it, what girl doesn’t need a culotte jumpsuit? I haven’t actually gotten round to making the jumpsuit like I wanted (plans don’t like fitting into the time I have available!) so I decided on a quick culotte project instead.
I’ve pretty much just kept the trouser legs the same – chopping off about 5″ of the ends because as always Vogue patterns are made for 6ft tall supermodels… And I drafted a waistband from scratch. I also made a shorts lining for the inside as the fabric I used was a little bit too sheer for my liking.
To close I put in an exposed metal zip in the back. I may possible regret that later and put in an invisible zip. Let’s wait and see.
The only downside to these culottes is the fabric… It creases like crazy! I’ll need to find some inventive way of packing them to reduce excessive wrinkles if I’m planning to take them on holiday!