Hi sewing friends! Today I thought it would be fun to show you the wearable muslin I made before cutting into my Chambray Culottes. On Tuesday, I shared some tips for how to avoid frustration when sewing and making a muslin is a big one. If you're up for it, you can completely finish the muslin and make it wearable.
The pattern is the Emily Culottes by Itch to Stitch. For this version, I made the front patch pockets and waist tabs. It's such a great way to use up my excess of buttons! :) For a full review of the pattern, check out my previous post where I discuss some of the fit changes I made and details of the pattern.
The original pattern (seen here) has legs so wide that it almost looks like a full skirt except for that tell-tale slit in the center front. For this length, I think the fullness of the pant legs works but for my second version, I decided to lengthen them and take out some of the fullness. This version is a little bit big at the waist which makes them very comfortable to wear but a little less flattering.
I'm not totally sure that I'll keep this pair of culottes but it was great to test out the pattern with this inexpensive fabric. What's your take on the muslin? Do you ever make a wearable muslin?
Disclosure: I received this pattern for free courtesy of the great folks at IndieSew but all thoughts/opinions are my own.