Monday, February 27, 2012

Lots o' Culottes

Finalement, les photos:

I'm wearing these with my handmade princess seam top, also modeled here. I'm happy to tell you I wear this top constantly...

The zip looks wonky here but you'll have to trust me when I tell you it has been sewn in absolutely straight.

And here's a dubious shot of me, standing in the most hideous part of my house, trying to get Scott to spend 3 precious breakfast minutes taking my picture.

On balance, I really do like these. They're very easy to wear.

Thoughts??

PS: I have had the most EXCITING sewing experience today. I've got 2 posts lined up to tell you more about it.

33 comments:

  1. Yes!! I think they really are cute and flattering, and look much better on you than just on the hanger. Tripod. That will let Scott have every minute he needs to eat his breakfast. :)

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    1. Thanks Elle! I know I need to get that tripod. It's on the list...

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  2. They turned out a lot better than I was imagining for sure. These are kind of cute actually, though I want to dislike them on principle...so don't tell anyone, OK? ;-)

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    1. Ha! People are so down on this garment :-)

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  3. They look beautiful, as do you! Nice work!

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  4. I couldn't quite imagine them on, but now I think they're fabulous! Keep making them!

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    1. Uta: Thank you! Glad they don't look freakish cuz they were headed in that direction for sure.

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  5. They're so nice! As Elle said, they look so much better on you than on the hanger and in fact. They're flattering and I bet they're practical too. You go, lady ;)

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    1. High praise coming from a culottes drafter herself! Thank you so much.

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  6. Absolutely worth all the work. They look fabulous on you. You look fabulous in them.

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    1. Thanks Evie. Seriously, though. I'm not sure I'll forget all the work anytime soon.

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  7. These look fantastic! Thanks for modeling them; I wasn't really able to picture how they would look on the body. They really give you a great silhouette.

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    1. Thanks G. I think this would be a very flattering garment on you.

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  8. Those look great! I had a beloved pair of a soft mint green wide-wale cord midi-culottes (yes, really!) in the late 80s or early 90s and I loved the way they fit trimly through hips and waist, but released out into such accommodating movement -- yours look similar, although shortly obviously. I`m betting you`ll wear them lots and lots -- great with the boots!

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    1. Ooooh, I love the sound of those. My kid told me I looked like Velma on Scooby Doo :-)

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    2. "shorter," I meant "shorter"! not "shortly" which makes no sense. . .
      Velma, eh? . . . ;-)

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  9. Good job, they look great. (I have to admit, the construction of this particular garment still makes zero sense to me, despite all your detailed posts. This is my challenge when it comes to sewing... lol.)

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    1. Hey, we all have something (or many things). How you figured out those knitting instructions in 3 minutes is beyond me.

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  10. Your culottes look great on you. Perfect fit! A really professional looking job. It looks great with the top as well.

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    1. Thanks Katy. I really love that top!

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  11. It looks really comfy. Am definitely planning a pair of culottes for next Fall.

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    1. You have to make them. Really versatile!

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  12. I had no idea these would turn out to fit so well and look so flattering. Nice work! You obviously have a great eye for designs that will work. And they go perfectly with the princess seam top.

    Bravo!

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    1. What a lovely compliment, Susan. Thank you.

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  13. I think that picture is great! Your work looks fab and your attitude is sassy! :-)

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    1. Well, it's no Stacy Lomman, but I try :-)

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  14. oh I love your culottes!
    What a smart garment. I need me some, too.

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    1. You will make a gorgeous pair that no doubt fits perfectly!

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  15. Lots of work but worth it as they do look fab and and now that you've figured out the how you can make more...

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    1. Thanks Emily! Well, maybe in a while after I forget :-)

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