Named Ninni Culottes (Beginner)

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  • Ninni Elastic Waist Culottes



    Sizes: EUR 32 – 56 (US 0 – 24 / UK 4 – 28)

    The Ninni culottes are a pair of delightfully simple elastic-waist pants! The pants have a generous amount of ease and come with handy side pockets.

    Choose a light weight or medium weight drapey knit fabric. The sample is made from soft velour, but you can also use light weight sweatshirting, medium weight jersey or other similar knit fabric.

    The garment can also be sewn using woven fabrics. Choose a light to medium weight woven fabric with some drape. The instructions are written for knits, but if your fabric is woven, refer to the sections in the instructions highlighted with the exclamation mark.

    This pattern comes with plenty of ease. Check the finished measurements for your size and, if necessary, select a size smaller than usually if you want the garment to be more fitted.

    Matrials & supplies:

    • With thick fabrics: Pocket bag fabric, 30 cm (3/8 yd)
    • Fusible knit interfacing, 25 cm (¼ yd)
    • 5 cm (1⅜”) elastic, your waist circumference

    Note that for patterned or napped fabrics the fabric requirement may be higher.

    Pattern properties:
    All seam allowances are included

    Printed pattern: 1 large-scale pattern sheets & instructions booklet 

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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.