Added Jul 13, 2013
i wanted to make culottes out of this crazy print polyester satin fabric i have, so i used Burda pattern no. 7688 and altered the leg parts to be even wider than the original pattern. it was basically almost half a circle for each leg; it was the widest i could make with a limited amount of fabric. i also changed the zipper to be at the back instead of the side, since i wanted the culottes to be wide on the sides & thought it would look strange if the zipper is on the side. and why not put the zipper to the front, you ask? because i was too lazy to make the fly. :p
for the hem, i first folded the fabric inwards once and sew it, and then folded it again inwards and sew it again, so the end result is a super thin hemline & it will still flow nicely in the wind.
i am loving the result! as the name promises, they’re easy to wear with anything in my wardrobe and biking with these are also super fun! the only thing that bugged me (a tiny bit) was that no matter how exact i placed the pattern pieces and cut the fabric, i still couldn’t get the print to match in the center seams. oh well, i suppose asymmetric print works for me too.
about 1.5 m of polyester satin,
25 cm zipper,
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