So, a year late, but I finally got the red Girl Friday Culottes finished. I had started them last November but couldn't understand why the waistband wouldn't fit the culottes. Turned out there was a small error in the pattern and I kinda abandoned them. I probably should have twigged on myself, anyway I couldn't face ripping it out at that stage, so I left them. So coming up towards Christmas this year, with culottes still very much en vogue, I decided to return to them. In the end they were very straightforward.
As you can see, they are pretty full in style, with front and back inverted box pleats, also front pleats and back darts, so not short on detailing. They also have hidden in-seam pockets and a side zipper.
The fabric I used was a red heavy weight, but drapey crepe fabric from Clothspot. The red seems to have gone but there are other colours. It's ideal for these culottes and quite cosy too. I'm pretty pleased with them, I toyed with the idea of going knee length, but I'm glad I didn't, they are meant to be calf length and definitely need to be worn with heels.
So the other bit of my 'Christmas outfit' this year is the Sewoverit Pussybow blouse, which has been out for a while now. It's quite a simple version of a Pussy Bow blouse in that it's an over-the-head job, no closures to do, other than the loops at the cuff. Mine turned out extremely tiny (even though it warns you in the pattern - doh!) so I just rolled them up slightly. I used Atelier brunette fabric, halo from misformake. This link is the blue, mine is a darker version and it is a viscose fabric, more on the heavier side, which is great for this time of the year.
|Just to prove they are culottes.|
So there you go, my 2015 Christmas ensemble, already worn a few times and hope to get a lot more wear.
|Sew Over It Pussybow blouse.|