So, my thoughts on today's make are a bit meh I'm afraid. Meh. Not the pattern itself - I really like the pattern. I'm going to make it again. Definitely. For next summer, a bit longer, in a nice light drapey fabric. But this version, I'm just not sure about. Let's investigate, shall we?
The pattern is, of course, Megan Nielsen's Tania culottes. A genius idea - a lovely drapey skirt-like garment that is, in fact, culottes! Cut on the bias so lovely and drapey and swirly, fabulous for swishing around in.
The fabric I've used is a mystery knit picked up at Walthamstow market. It was super cheap of course - can't remember quite how much. It's quite thick, with just a very slight 2-way stretch. Because the stretch is minimal I thought it would still be fine for this pattern. And it is! I kept the side zipper, and treated it totally like a woven.
|The obligatory "reveal" shots!|
As I said, the fabric is quite thick, so I suppose it's going to be pretty good for winter with tights. I totally love the pattern and colours - it's quite trippy, a bit Missoni-esque, and really fun.
I cut a size S as I wanted it to fit really nicely on the waist. If I'm being honest, which I feel like I should be with you guys, they do feel a teeny tiny bit on the snug side. But I'm hoping that's nothing a couple more spin sessions won't fix! Oh dear, I've failed fitting 101 haven't I?
I cut the length as standard in the pattern, admittedly not even thinking about how long I actually wanted them. Doh! I think I've gotten used to automatically having to take 5cm off skirt lengths because I'm so short! So I got to the hemming stage and decided I definitely didn't want them to go any shorter. So I just didn't hem them. That's right. The fabric doesn't fray, so why the bobbins not?
What do you guys think? Be honest with me! I'm thinking they might be good for a night out? Or a winter day when I feel like having a really trippy bottom-half?!