I don’t know about you, but I am currently completely in awe for culottes… I just love their boho-relaxed-chic style, the comfort of them but also the easiness it is to sew them!
In case you think culottes don’t fit your body shape, just go for the 7/8 length in order to avoid the “chubby” effect, while taking wide legs with a fluid fabric. It will be like a long skirt skimming your skin, but in pants!
Anyway, I just gave myself a treat by writing this culottes selection article… First, we’ll see the proper culottes sewing patterns, and then the wide legs trousers patterns, that you just need to trim a bit to get your culottes.
Culottes sewing patterns
Ninni by Named: the basic culottes, wide A-shape legs, in seams pockets, elasticated waist and that’s it!
Joanne by Ready To Sew : basic as well, but with a twist in the rounded yoke on the front, and the option for the waist (simple or paper bag style). Also available in shorts.
Parasol by Ensemble : amongst the multiple versions (jumpsuit, trousers, shorts) you have the culottes ! It is slightly straighter than the previous 2, with the seam on the front (no sides seams). Parasol has several options for the waist (with a belt or a fly), and the option of adding large slanted pockets.
Now, here are some pants sewing patterns you just need to shorten a bit to get culottes
Le 3002 by DP Studio : this pattern is providing pants and shorts versions, but as legs are super wide, they make nice culottes as well. What we particularly like with le 3002, is the paper bag waist.
Astrid by Named: Wrap pants with wide legs pants, calling out to be made in a culottes version!
… you love culottes AND jumpsuits? No problem at all!
Jazz by Ready To Sew : culottes jumpsuit, with beautiful ample sleeves (or no sleeves) and a V neckline. Jazz is a must-have…
Well, let’s conclude by mentioning that Spring is the perfect season for wearing culottes…