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« on: August 06, 2013 05:30:06 PM »

I've had this fabric for over a year now...inspiration finally hit! I wanted to be able to bike in a skirt without shorts or leggings underneath, so I made my version of culottes.

How they look on me:


How they look on my dining room table: (sorry for wrinkles, took these photos after wearing them)



They were super simple to make! I sketched up a really rough pattern (without measurements, sorry) to show you:

I made the front piece a bit wider than depicted there so I could add in little pleats.
Forgot to include waistband in the picture, but that was just a long rectangle with darts added after sewing. Added on pockets, belt loops, and a belt sash.

I think the original piece of fabric I bought was 2 yards. I used nearly all of that, but I was trying to keep the pattern directionally correct - could easily be done with less fabric given strategic cutting. Also used <.5 yards of contrast fabric.

If you're interested in making your own pair and have questions, I'm glad to be of help!
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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2013 06:29:53 AM »

Those are awesome and want to give them a little love. I'm going to pin.
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2013 05:19:00 PM »

Love these!  Great idea.
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« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013 01:57:42 PM »

I'm a bit in love with culottes, too. A skirt without shorts underneath is nice.
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014 05:08:39 AM »

Awesome! I definitely have to make some of these!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2014 10:58:12 AM »

Always having a bit of tomboy running in my veins I find myself in very "un-ladylike" positions and these are wonderful to me. Best of both worlds because they look nicer than shorts, but have the advantages.

Love the waist band and two color option you used, splendid choice of detailing. They look great on you and will be ideal for biking.
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2014 11:03:37 PM »

Ooh, nice! They even have pockets!
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