These culottes are a 'hack' combining my modified New Look 6216 trousers with Simplicity 4237 legs and zipped pockets I've drafted myself.
They have an elasticated waist, zipped pockets in each side and are 33 1/2 " long from waist to hem.
Yellow floral culottes with pockets. They come to just below the knee and look like a little skirt when I stand still, but then you can see the legs when I move. I plan to wear these with a plain pale blue, grey-green or ivory tshirt.
Multicolour cotton lawn batik trousers, have side pockets and adjustable waistNot at all my usual style, but the fabric is lovely and thin for this hot weather
Navy trousers made from what I think is polycotton, though its very lightweight.
Elastic waist, 5 belt loops, 2 front pockets (accessed from the top) and 2 zipped side pockets.
A few pictures below before I sewed up the side seams showing the pockets
I added an extension to the hem with leather triangles reinforcing the splits
These are based on New Look 6216 but I've altered and adapted it so much that its nothing like the pattern really anymore!
I wanted to use the scraps to make another garment and after a look through my pattern stash Vogue V9246 View C, a woven blouse looked possible.
I used size L flared out a bit at the hipline. I was able to cut the front yoke and body on the fold as per the pattern, though by shortening the sleeves by an inch.
I raised the back neckline by about half an inch and narrowed the front neckline slightly.
To cut the back out I had to include a centre back seam in both the yoke and body, and move the yoke seam down a bit.
I also had some curved scraps left which I was able to use to extend the sleeve length a little bit.
I made 1/2" wide self fabric bias binding and used this to do a bias facing to the neckline.
So a nice cool top out of the scraps.
I used the same pattern as with the previous shirt, but just curved the back hem down a little, for a slight high-low hem look. I've used burgundy buttons, stitched on with burgundy thread which gives a lovely subtle detail.
Cotton lawn blouse with 3/4 sleeves and button front.
Fabric : Remnant purchased from fabric shop in Madeira on holiday in Feb 2020, when we managed a holiday before lockdown.
1.2 metres of 140cm wide with a directional print, so could only squeeze out 3/4 length sleeves with hem bands and couldn't attempt pattern matching. I only have a piece large enough for a pocket left over.
The fabric was gorgeous to sew with, and should be very cool to wear.
Pattern used: Shirt dress pattern from March 2020 Prima magazine, shortened to be a shirt.