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Ultimate Member Model Challenge: Culottes

Added Jul 15, 2015

by maaikedevlas

Nieuw Vennep, Ne...






Culottes with front pleats and a waistband. Length is below the knee. The pattern is from the Burda Design Academy Collection.
It’s a very comfortable type of pants. I chose fabric that doesn’t crinkle. The culottes are so wide, that you can easily carry your cellphone and keys in your pockets without anyone noticing it.
I laid the pattern pieces for the left side upside-down to get the symmetry right. It was a challenge to make the stripes on the trousers exactly symmetrical midfront and midback. This might not work for all types of fabric, though.
The color combination of stripes makes it possible to wear the culottes with different colours of shirts and accessories.

Material Notes

Synthetic woven fabric with stripes.




Garment Type
Beach, Bohemian, Casual

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    Jul 24, 2015, 12.15 AMby sewing fanatic

    fantastic culottes!

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    Jul 21, 2015, 05.52 PMby Oksana Starzhynska

    Great fabric arrangement. The colourstyle reminds some old masters paintings… The pants look expensive and solid. Very nice combination with a plain top. I like your outfit.

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      Jul 22, 2015, 07.37 PMby maaikedevlas

      Thank you! It’s my favourite outfit for this summer.

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    Jul 15, 2015, 10.18 PMby Mary Athey

    Love these, good luck x

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      Jul 17, 2015, 12.21 PMby maaikedevlas

      Thanks! The deadline for the Challenge has been postponed to the end of July. I love the pockets – the culottes are so wide, it doesn’t really show if I’m carrying my keys or cellphone in them.

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    Jul 15, 2015, 08.52 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    So unique! Looks great on you :)

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      Jul 17, 2015, 12.18 PMby maaikedevlas

      Thank you! Without the Challenge I might not have made the culottes, but I’m very happy with them now.

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    Jul 15, 2015, 06.20 PMby Elpida Kyriakou

    Beautiful version! Great fabric and colors! Good luck!

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      Jul 17, 2015, 12.16 PMby maaikedevlas

      Thanks! The fabric is really wonderful because it doesn’t crinkle.

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    Jul 15, 2015, 03.57 PMby MegH

    Fabulous fabric!

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      Jul 17, 2015, 12.13 PMby maaikedevlas

      Thank you! This fabric had been waiting for years, to become these culottes eventually. I’ve got some leftover pieces to make a shirt.

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