Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Finished! Tania Culottes!

Can you guess what I've been making?  
Aww it looks like a lovely skirt.
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NOPE PANTS! TRICKED YOU!
These are the Tania Culottes by Megan Nielsen.  This is the first pattern I've tried by her and it's just great.  Such a clear, simple pattern to follow, and the way she uses those pleats to hide the crotch is amazing!  This totally looks like a skirt even in action.
My fabric is some kind of cotton/linen suiting.  The only reason I know what it is, is because it doesn't melt under a very hot iron.  And it feels like a natural fibre.
This is me not being very good at invisible zips.  I only had a white one, and I thought "it'll be fine!  It's an invisible zip".  I don't have an invisible zipper foot on my machine so I blame that.  I'm also not too happy with my hem, it went all crinkled.  I can't get the hang of hemming curved things.
The only alteration I made is that I lengthened the skirt about 10cm.  It was super short before!  Apart from that I made a straight XS.
I'd give this pattern two thumbs up! It's extremely comfortable and cute, and I've been wearing it pretty much nonstop.  Totes happy!

3 comments:

  1. They look great! Hmm, I may have to borrow that pattern from you at some point. Perfect for summer bike riding! Hope you're enjoying your holidays!

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    1. You can definitely borrow this! I've traced out my size so don't super need the pattern pieces. The pattern is VERY SHORT, like these ones I lengthened about 8cm. But you'll figure it out!

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