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Friday, 14 July 2017

Named Ninni Culottes

I've noticed that I've been much more conscious about the clothes that I sew, the fabrics I use and the patterns I buy lately. I think that working towards making a sustainable, capsule wardrobe will be beneficial in more ways than one. I want to talk about this in more detail at some point, but for now here's a recent make.

I've coveted culottes for a long time, but being short at 5ft 4" and rather generously framed in the hip department, I've never managed to buy a RTW pair that flattered my figure or fit my waist and hips well. Not to mention the leg-length dilemma. It is not easy to buy trousers the right length when your inseam is 27 inches! So, when I saw the Ninni Culottes pattern from Named Patterns newest collection, I new I just had to give them a go.

The pattern calls for jersey fabric, but I've had 2m of this delicious viscose from the Goldhawk Road sat in my stash for months. It's lightweight, which is perfect for this deliriously hot weather we're having in Spain. Plus the colours and simple pattern appealed to me.

Even though I was using a woven rather than stretch fabric, I didn't size down as the finished garment measurements are really roomy. The pattern is super straight forward and easy to sew up.

I am in love with these culottes. I took them to Amsterdam in May for our anniversary getaway and they were SO ridiculosly comfortable. They look great with a top tucked in, or with it over the top too. Versatile, Easy to style, lightweight, comfortable, easy to sew. Everything I could have hoped for in a pair of culottes and more.

I've already got a another pair cut out in grey ribbed jersey, and have plans for many more pairs too. This pattern is going to be on constant rotation in my sewing room, that's for sure!

'Look. they're high-waisted!'


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