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Heading straight into your favourite summer or winter wardrobe rotation, the Bastion Culottes are secret trousers masquerading as a skirt.
Bastion features a sailor-style front button opening with deep, roomy pockets cleverly integrated into the waistline.
Gently fitted at the natural waist, the legs drape effortlessly down over the hips in a breezy flared silhouette.
With two length options, falling to mid calf or above the knee, wear Bastion with fitted knit tops or loose button up blouses tucked in or tied at the waist. Throw a cropped cardigan on for cooler climes.
Choose lighter weight linens and chambray for summer, or go for snuggly wool suitings and flannel for the perfect winter garment.
Bastion is a fun sew, with interesting construction techniques. If you’re a confident beginner seamstress and love the look of Bastion, you will enjoy the challenge. Buttonholes and keeping track of important notches are the key skills required.
Of course, advanced seamstresses will also enjoy the construction ad will have a lovely pair of pants in a day or so.
The Bastion Culottes work well in light to mid-weight fabrics with some drape for both summer and winter options.
Linen, chambray, poplin and voile are perfect for summer. Look for light to mid-weight denims, pinwale (baby) cord, wool blends and flannel for winter.
Sizing and Fit
Bastion sits at the natural waist, so choose your size based on this measurement – the smallest part of your torso, usually above your belly button.
Bastion then falls gently out over the hips in a fit’n’flare style silhouette, meaning the hips are free in the finished garment.
The crotch height is designed to sit at approximately the height of regular, loosely fitting wide leg pants, but an additional lengthen/shorten line has been included to make adjusting this height easy and stress-free.
Bastion is drafted for an average height of 170cm or 5’6″.