M7131 Passes Wearability

As planned I wore my new culottes made with McCall's 7131 yesterday to work.  Let me say I love these culottes.  I normally don't wear long or full skirts because I am short/vertically challenge/petite. After seeing and reading others who are of similar height and wearing culottes that are similar in style to this pattern, I decided to give them a try.

Even my most outspoken critic of some of my garments-my DH-he liked them.  He happened to be home at the time I was getting ready for work so he became my photographer instead of my usual gorilla pod!

I received lots of compliments from employees and several were surprised to learn that it was not a full skirt.   The culottes were comfortable to wear standing or sitting and wrinkling was much less than I thought it might be.  I do think that I will try inserting two 1/2 inch elastic pieces instead of the large size I used on these. I think it may be a little more comfortable. Without further comment here is how I wore them. The tank and cardigan are RTW from Talbot's.

Hands in pockets, love the pockets

Back view

Not a skirt!

Semi side view
I will make another pair soon!

Comments

  1. I thought you would like them! Great fabric - aren't they fun?

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    1. So comfortable and truly enjoyed wearing them.

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  2. Love your culottes! You look lovely. Great job!
    Bonnie @ www.sewplus.blogspot.com

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  3. The culottes look great on you. I have avoided themfor the same reason you have. ... mmmn you got me thinking. Great job.

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    1. I pulled out a sewing book about where to hem skirts so that the hem does not cut one off at the widest part of your leg, so I went with right below the calf. They were very comfortable to wear!

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  4. VERY nice and stylish, and they sure look comfortable. What's your opinion of the wrinkling, care and sewing ease of the rayon/nylon blend fabric? I love it .. drape is fantastic ..where did you find it?

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    1. The rayon challis was great to sew, with some raveling. Hardly wrinkled at all or at least not as much as I thought they would. Fabric is from Fabric Mart Fabrics.

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  5. Darling outfit and great fit. Do try the 2 rows of 1/2 inch elastic that I mentioned earlier as it sits so well on the waist without folding over like a single wider piece.

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    1. I am going with the 2 rows as you suggested I think it will work better.

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  6. Fabulous looking outfit and what fun that it included culottes. I love the comfort of culottes!

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    1. I am liking the comfort also. I have another fabric I plan to sew making another pair.

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