Bastion Culottes

Jennifer Lauren Handmade


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Buy the Bastion Culottes sewing pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade. The Bastion Culottes combine everything we love about 1940s sailor pants, 1930s beach pyjamas and the modern A-line skirt. Bastion features a sailor-style front button opening with deep, roomy pockets cleverly integrated into the waistline. Gently fitted at the natural waist, the legs drape effortlessly down over the hips in a breezy flared silhouette. With two length options — falling to mid-calf or above the knee — you can style your culottes with fitted knit tops or loose button-up blouses tucked in or tied at the waist. Throw a cropped cardigan over the top for cooler climes.

Bastion has been styled here with the Gable TopHunter Tank and Aisling Blouse.

This sewing pattern is available to buy in the following formats:

– PDF (available to download immediately after purchase). What is a PDF?

– PDF pattern + Printed A0 copy shop (We print out the A0 pattern sheets, but you’ll need to download the digital instructions, as we don’t print these. The PDF files will be emailed immediately after purchase, and the A0 pattern sheets will be dispatched next working day). What is Copy Shop?

Suggested fabrics: Light to mid-weight woven fabric with some drape. For summer, choose cotton lawn, voile, poplin, linen or chambray. For winter, choose mid-weight denim, pinwale (baby) cord, flannel, wool or wool blends. // Pocket lining: Lightweight woven remnant. Cotton voile, lawn, linen or chambray makes a great lining.

Fabric requirements: Extra fabric may be required for pattern/print matching or adding length.

View 1: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2.5 m (2.73 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 3.25 m (3.55 yd).

View 2: 150 cm (60″) wide fabric: 2 m (2.18 yd) // 115 cm (45″) wide fabric: 2.75 m (3 yd).

Pocket lining: 70 cm x 45 cm (27 1/2″ x 17 3/4″).

Sizing: UK 6 – 24. Please check the size chart. Choose your size based on your waist circumference. The crotch is designed to sit at approximately the height of regular, loosely fitting wide legged pants, but an additional lengthen/shorten line has been added to make adjusting this height easy and stress-free.

Notions: Lightweight fusible interfacing, approx. 95 cm x 35 cm (37 3/8″ x 13 3/4″); eight 1.5 cm (5/8″) buttons or snaps; matching and/or contrast thread.

PDF pattern includes: Instructions; A4/US letter print-at-home pattern; A0 copy shop file. Both the print-at-home and copy shop patterns have the layers function so you can select your size(s) before printing.

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Additional information


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Denim / Corduroy, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Make time

Half a day, All day

Sewing level

Confident Beginner


UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50, UK 24 / US 20 / EU 52

Pattern format

PDF, PDF pattern + Printed copy shop (+£7.00)

PDF Printing

38 Pages

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