Butterick Culottes B6178


The Butterick B6178 culottes sewing pattern, it’s perfect for an advanced beginner dressmaker. These culottes have waistband, side pockets and back zipper. A, B and C: Pleat variations. D: Semi-fitted.
Designed for lightweight to medium-weight woven fabrics.
FABRICS: Linen, Challis, Denim, Broadcloth.
*With Nap. **Without Nap.
Unsuitable for obvious diagonals.
NOTIONS: One 7″ Zipper and Hook & Eye.
Combinations: A5(6-8-10-12-14), E5(14-16-18-20-22)

This sewing pattern is available in PAPER format only.
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Additional information


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


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


Make time

All day

Pattern format

PAPER A5 (6 – 14), PAPER E5 (14 – 22)

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    5 out of 5 Probably my most successful Big 4 make!


    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!

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