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White culottes and blue turtleneck

Added Apr 15, 2015

by Mdelaat

Prague, Czech Re...






I really enjoyed making these culottes and like the pleat in the front. As this was my first attempt to make trousers and have never inserted a trouser zipper I messed that up a bit. The instructions could have been a bit clearer regarding the underflap. I know for the next time what to do, but for these I didn’t have enough fabric to create a button hole, so I used hooks and eyes instead. I choose a contrasting fabric for the waistband.
I’m really please with the way the turtleneck turned out. I used contrasting fabrics for the neck and front pannel and i added piping to the sleeves. I also shortened the bulgy sleeve part and extended the cuffs.

Material Notes

Culottes: cotton with elastane, zipper, hooks and eyes
Turtleneck: jersey and silk, exposed zipper




Spring, Summer, Fall
Garment Type
Bohemian, Classic, Business, Romantic
Cotton, Knits/Jersey, Silk

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    Apr 20, 2015, 05.53 AMby sewing fanatic

    classy culottes!

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      Apr 22, 2015, 07.28 PMby Mdelaat

      Thanks Nadia! That’s what I was aiming for :-)

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    Apr 17, 2015, 04.16 AMby Allison Page

    The culottes and top look great! And those culottes are sooo on trend. Nice job!!!

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      Apr 19, 2015, 08.34 PMby Mdelaat

      Thank you Allison. I managed to sit n something black with my trousers the second time i wore them. I feel gutted as i don’t seem to get the stains out :-(

  • El_large

    Apr 16, 2015, 03.26 PMby Ellen Hatteland

    Love your culottes! Looks so nice on you! Your turtleneck top looks fab too! :)

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      Apr 16, 2015, 09.01 PMby Mdelaat

      Thanks Ellen. I liked your culottes as well.
      I was really pleased with how the turtleneck turned out too.

    • El_large

      Apr 16, 2015, 09.09 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Nice to hear :) I have taken out the turtleneck pattern as well, but haven’t tried it yet..

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      Apr 16, 2015, 09.14 PMby Mdelaat

      Can’t wait to see your version of it. I’m sure it will look great!

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    Apr 16, 2015, 10.14 AMby Mary Athey

    I’m loving culottes at the moment and yours start fabulous. I love how you styled them as well x

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      Apr 16, 2015, 08.58 PMby Mdelaat

      Thank you Mary. Glad you like it :-)

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    Apr 15, 2015, 10.18 PMby cris orange

    They look great on you!

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      Apr 16, 2015, 06.44 AMby Mdelaat

      Thank you Cris!

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