Named Ninni Culottes (Beginner)

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  • Wide-legged crop pants with elastic waistband
  • A casual, very loose fit
  • In-seam pockets at the sides
  • Choose a light or medium weight fabric stretch with drape. The sample is made of stretch velour.


Matrials & supplies:

  • Fabric: 165 - 215 cm / 2 - 2½ yd
  • Pocket bag fabric: 25 cm / ¼ yd
  • Fusible knit interfacing: 25 cm / ¼ yd
  • 3.5 cm / 1 wide elastic: Your waist measurement

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    Posted by wendy jago on 1st Jul 2019

    Nice pattern overall, but the instructions for the in-seam pockets are very confusing and another time I'd go by past experience for attaching them much more simply. Having said that, I've made them in red linen (with pockets) and blue fine corduroy (no pockets), using your lovely elastic instead of the waistband given in the pattern. I also made them longer by 3 inches as the legs would otherwise have been much too short. My other alteration was to put a pleat in the front each side between the mid- and side-seams so as to flatten the appearance of the tummy. So not entirely a beginners' pattern, though with a much lighter summer fabric I probably would only lengthen and do the rest very simply.