Smart office Culottes

My most recent project has been a pair of Culottes to wear to work. I’ve started cycling as part of my commute to work,  so was looking for an alternative to my usual fairly tight shift dresses.

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The above shows the finished article,  worn with my Gertie’s portrait blouse.

I used a basic pattern – See & Sew B5771.

The pattern comes in two lengths – I’d previously made the shorter version in linen,

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however as summer turns to autumn a more traditional suiting fabric was called for. The fabric used has a slight stretch to it, making the final garment comfy to wear.

Instructions were easy to follow and I only made minor modifications. Having made the shorter version this time I took them in at the front seam slightly.

Wore them today and had an enjoyable cycle to work.

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