Probably my most successful Big 4 make!

A review of Butterick Culottes B6178


Reviewed by joy.margot on 7th February, 2019

I usually avoid Big 4 patterns due to the bizarre sizing and sparse instructions, but I’d seen a few pairs of these crop up on Instagram and managed to nab the pattern for a couple of quid in a de-stash. I usually wear a UK 8-10 but my measurements put me between a 12 and 14. Knowing that Big 4 patterns tend to come up large, I made the size 12 and they fit perfectly.

I made view D which just has front and back darts. I like the more voluminous versions I’ve seen, but I used a medium/heavy-weight twill from my stash and thought they’d be a bit bulky with extra pleats. I don’t totally love how the in-seam pockets sit as the hips are quite fitted, and I’d be tempted to switch these for front pockets next time.

Overall, these were a quick sew and they fit well. I’m sure I’ll be adding another pair to my summer wardrobe this year!