Emily Culottes

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Buy the Emily Culottes sewing pattern from Itch to Stitch. Celebrities and trend setters are sporting their stylish culottes. Now you can sew your very own with the Emily Culottes pattern. The Emily Culottes hang like an A-line skirt, but they are actually roomy, comfy pants. Feel free to take big steps, ride a bike or play tennis in them. They sit at the natural waist and feature a contoured waistband for a better fit and an invisible side zipper for a smooth look. Your culottes can be lined or unlined. Wear your Emily Culottes with a fitted top and a pair of skin-coloured pumps, and you too will look like a celebrity. And don’t forget your sunglasses!

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: Any medium- or bottom-weight woven fabric with or without stretch would work with this pattern. Cotton, broadcloth, poplin, twill, denim, linen, linen blend, wool, wool blend, suiting and crepe are all good choices. Use lighter weight fabric for the waist tie option. Fabrics with different amounts of drape will create different looks. Stable fabric is preferable. Unstable knit fabrics, like jersey, are not recommended. However, you could use a very stable knit such as medium-weight double knit. You should go down a size when you use a stable knit fabric or fabric with stretch.

The lining fabric should have a similar quality to the primary fabric, i.e. if the primary fabric has stretch, a lining with stretch should be used. Acetate, Ambiance by Bemberg, batiste, lawn, pima cotton, china silk, silk crepe de chine or silk georgette are all good choices as non-stretch lining fabric. Even if you choose not to line your culottes, you will still need some lining fabric for the pocket options.

Fabric requirements: 150 cm (60”) or 135 cm (54”) wide fabric: 1.2 – 1.5 m (1 1/4 – 1 5/8 yd) / For waist tie add, 0.2 m (1/4 yd) // 115 cm (44”) wide fabric: 1.5 – 1.8 m (1 5/8 – 2 yd) / For waist tie add, 0.3 m (3/8 yd) // Lining (115 cm (44”) wide): 1.2 – 1.9 m (1 1/4 – 2 yd) for lined option / 0.4 m (1/2 yd) for welt pocket / 0.2 m (1/4 yd) for patch pocket.

Note: If using 115 cm (44”) wide fabric for your main fabric, you might need additional fabric for the welt pocket or patch pocket options if sewing size 12 or above.

Sizing: US 00 – 20 (approx. UK 6 – 22). Please check the size chart and finished garment measurements.

Notions: Light- to medium-weight fusible interfacing is recommended unless the fabric is very delicate, in which case sew-in interfacing, such as silk organza, should be used. Choose very light-weight interfacing for the waist tie option.

18 cm (7”) invisible zipper; hook and eye (size 1); 0.3 cm (1/8”) wide twill tape or fabric selvage as long as your waist (or your desired waist length) for stabilisation; four 2.5 cm (1”) buttons for waist tab option; two 1.9 cm (3/4”) buttons for patch pocket option.

PDF pattern includes: Digital pattern compatible with both US letter and A4 paper sizes; A0 (copy shop) file; step-by-step illustrated instructions. The print-at-home pattern is a layered PDF, so you can select your size before printing.

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Additional information


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

Sewing level

Confident Beginner, Intermediate

Make time

Half a day, All day


Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Denim / Corduroy, Heavyweight Cotton / Twill / Gabardine, Linen, Wools / Suiting

Pattern format

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

PDF Printing

23 Pages

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