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Celebrities and trend setters are sporting their stylish culottes. Now you can sew your very own with the Emily Culottes pattern. Emily Culottes hang like an A-line skirt, but they are actually roomy, comfy pants. Feel free to take big steps, ride a bike or play tennis in them. Wear your Emily Culottes with a fitted top and a pair of skin-colored pumps, and you too will look like a celebrity. And don’t forget your sunglasses!
EMILY CULOTTES design features:
-Stylish and comfy pants with an A-line skirt silhouette
-Contoured waistband for a better fit
-Sits at natural waist to elongate your legs
-Invisible side zipper for a smooth look
-Option for slanted single-welt pockets
-Option for slanted patch pockets with button closure
-Option for waist tabs with decorative buttons
-Option for waist tie option
EMILY CULOTTES pattern features:
-Instructions for lined and unlined culottes
-Instructions for lengthening/shortening using guidelines
-Instructions for pleated or non-pleated front
-Instructions for high-quality finish
-Twelve sizes (00 – 20)
-Print only the size(s) you need with “layers” feature (no more mingled lines!)
Skill Level: Intermediate+
Don't want to print and tape paper together? Emily Culottes pattern now includes an additional large format file that you can send to your print shop to print!
Number of pattern pages: 23 (on A4 or Letter Size Paper)
Number of instruction pages: 26
See more photos: http://wp.me/p4P379-tG
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Choosing Your Size
1. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part of waist) to the “Body Measurements” table.
2. Choose the size that fits your waist best. If you are in between sizes, pick the closest size (e.g. if your waist is 38” (96.5 cm), choose size 18; if your waist is 38 5⁄8”, choose size 20).
3. Compare your fullest hip measurements to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are in between sizes, pick the smaller size.
It’s OK to use different sizes for the waist and hip. All you have to do is print the sizes that you need, and blend the lines from one size to the next from the waist to the hip.
I highly recommend that you check your fit by making a test garment with inexpensive fabrics that have similar thickness and stretchiness (if your fabric has lycra) as your final garment fabrics.
See material requirements:
Primary fabric--Any medium or bottom weight woven fabric with or without stretch would work with this pattern. Cotton, broadcloth, poplin, twill, denim, linen, linen blend, wool, wool blend, suiting and crepe are all good choices. User lighter-weight fabric for the waist tie option. Fabric with different level of drape will create different looks. Stable fabric is preferable. Unstable knit fabrics, like jersey, are not recommended. However, you could use very stable knit such as medium weight double knit. You should go down a size when you use a stable knit fabric or fabric with stretch.
Lining--The lining fabric should have similar quality as the primary fabric, i.e. if the primary fabric has stretch, a lining with stretch should be used. Acetate, Ambiance by Bemberg, batiste, lawn, pima cotton, china silk, silk crepe de chine or silk georgette are all good choices as non-stretch lining fabric. Even if you choose not to line the culottes, you will still need some lining fabric for the pocket options.
Interfacing--Light to medium weight fusible interfacing is recommended unless the fabric is very delicate, in which case sew-in interfacing, such as silk organza, should be used. Choose very light-weight interfacing for the waist tie option.
-7” (18 cm) invisible zipper
-One set of size 1 hook and eye
-1/8” (0.3 cm)-wide twill tape or fabric selvage as long as your waist (or your desired waist length) for stabilization
-Four 1” (2.5 cm) buttons for waist tab option
-Two 3/4” (1.9 cm) buttons for patch pocket option
-Invisible zipper foot
-Regular zipper foot
-Serger machine (optional to finish your seam allowances)