I realised I hadn’t blogged my Winslow Culottes, despite having made two pairs now and considering both of them absolute staples for holidays/sunshine. So here goes!
I first used the Winslow pattern to make a palazzo jumpsuit for my sister, which she loves and which I was really happy with. That jumpsuit made me want to try out culottes for myself, and I’ve made them now in view B (just above knee-length)…:
… and view C, a midi/calf-length:
In a word, my review of the pattern would boil down to: Love!
I wasn’t sure culottes would flatter me, and I was scared of the amount of volume in these ones in particular, but I think fabric choice is key. Keep it light, drapey and floaty, and you’ll have a gorgeous, comfortable pair of culottes that are just perfect for warmer weather. Helen, the designer, has managed to choose just the right amount of fullness, and the right cut-off points for the various lengths (for me, anyway – although I haven’t tried the super-short view A), to make them really flattering.
As you can probably tell from the pictures, I love mine. They are so breezy and comfortable in hot weather, and received lots of compliments. Go ahead, make them! I intend to make many more
Until next time!
– Michelle –