This is the second time I've made Megan Nielsen's Tania Culottes and again its a great pattern with great results. I'm a little on the fence about my fabric choice. The fabric is from a local thrift store and is a natural fiber, I'm thinking viscose/rayon something or other. Breathable- check, drapey- check. But the design is kinda busy so I'm not really sure if it has any business being on the bottom half of my outfit....but any-who the deed is done and I'm moving on.here. The first pair was a size medium based on my measurements but I felt they sat too low on my hips for my taste so I ripped out the side seam on the waistband and pinched it up by about 3/4 inch. I tapered the side seam of the skirt a bit to mask the width I pinched out and put everything back together.
If you aren't familiar with culottes you really ought to be because they give you cute+coverage! I recently noticed this pair from McCall patterns and think that the culotte trend is definitely on the upswing. My Mom and I were discussing this pattern and she said that she once wore handmade (made by her) culottes and loved them. She has a picture somewhere and I want to get my hands on it and share it here- so Mom send me that pic please!
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