I finally got around to making a pair of culottes from this vintage Hollywood pattern. I have been wanting to do this all summer, and it at least made it as a summer project.
Since this is a vintage pattern, I did not want to pin the pattern pieces down to my fabric and also risk cutting into the pieces. I also didn't want to take the time to copy the pieces. So, I set them in position on my rayon twill, measured the distance from the salvage and traced the pieces with tailors chalk. Problem solved!
I did something rather unconventional with the pieces. I shortened the inner leg piece at the top to raise the crotch, and shortened the main leg pieces at the bottom. Fortunately it worked, although I wouldn't recommend such slap dash methods of sewing. :)
i would highly recommend carefully reading through the instructions. Since I did not pay enough attention, I put a placket in, which means that I would either have to take that out or not put in a zipper, so I decided to go with snap tape instead.
I managed to get this project done in time before leaving on a trip, and so was able to pack them. I love how feminine they are with the practicality of pants.
What do you think of this pattern?
Sarah loves to sew, learn more about sewing, and create items with a vintage flair. Her arch enemy is clipping curves, and she has a tolerable relationship with the seam ripper.
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