A while ago, I made a pair of Winslow culottes in view B (knee-length version). As much as I loved them, I was still coveting longer version. When Atelier Brunette came out with the new fabric collection and as soon I saw them, I knew I was going to have my culottes in one of the new fabrics. And here I am, sporting my new pair of Winslow culottes in the new fabric. 😀
My initial idea was to make a faux jumpsuit – sort of. It’s not an original idea, I know. I fell in love with so many faux jumpsuits on instagram that are basically the Winslow paired with Ogden cami in the same fabric. However… I’m probably in the minority here, I am not that madly in love with the Ogden. Simply because of the thin straps. So I decided to go with the New Look 6217. I will talk more about my remake of the top in future post. For now, let’s talk about the culottes.
I actually made view C with the length not adjusted at all, so on me they look more like view D hahaha. For reference, I’m just over 5’2″ and the pattern was drafted for a model that’s 5’7″ tall. I made mine in size 12 with elastic back instead of invisible zipper. I have been really into the comfort of elastic back thanks to the Pietra 😉 The elastic back hack can be found on Helen’s website here.
I didn’t change anything else other than sewing the elastic down in the back centre seam to keep the elastic from twisting.
Viscose crepe was a new one for me. I was slightly nervous cutting into this fabric, knowing how difficult viscose can be. But I took my time, and few hours later I was ready to sew. The fabric is so soft and, as expected from Atelier Brunette, feels so luxurious! The drape is amazing too. I am seriously dreaming of the white version now.
I wanted to make the slanted pocket hack again, but I didn’t have enough fabric for it as the fabric’s only 1.4m wide (I had 2m for these culottes), I didn’t even have enough for the pockets in the original pattern (in-seam ones). Fabric scraps to the rescue! I found a bit of remnant from my Rosa shirt project, the fabric is 100% cotton lawn also from Atelier Brunette, perfect… even though they’re totally clashing. But, who cares, I’ve got pockets! LOL.
These are very easy and quick to make, and as there’s elastic in the back, I knew fit was not going to be much of an issue. I french-seamed the side seams and did flat-felled seams for the crotch seam. This viscose crepe is so soft and perfect for flowy garments like these.
That’s all from me for now, I hope you’re enjoying your weekend. Have a great rest of your day, see you again soon. Happy stitching.