Heron Culottes

Afternoon Patterns



Buy the Heron culottes sewing pattern from Afternoon Patterns, they are a high-waisted wide leg pair of trousers with a classic silhouette. Make them up in a floaty rayon challis or cool linen for summer, or go bold with a more structured fabric to make the most of the volume in the leg. The Heron culottes feature inverted box pleats in front, a deep side seam pocket and button closure on the waistband.

Suggested fabrics: Light- to medium-weight trouser fabrics work well such as rayon challis, cotton twill, linen, denim or chino.

Fabric requirements: 2,2 m (2 1/2 yds) of 1,50 m (60”) or 1,15 m (45″) wide fabric, for all sizes.

Sizing: Afternoon uses an alphabetised sizing chart. The approximate equivalent UK/US sizing and imperial measurements are indicated alongside.
Size A (6/2): Waist 68 cm (26.8″) Hip 95 cm (37.4″)
Size B (8/4): Waist 71 cm (28″) Hip 98 cm (38.6″)
Size C (10/6): Waist 75 cm (29.5″) Hip 102 cm (40.2″)
Size D (12/8): Waist 79 cm (31″) Hip 106 cm (41.7″)
Size E (14/10): Waist 83 cm (32.7″) Hip 109 cm (42.9″)
Size F (16/12): Waist 88 cm (34.6″) Hip 114 cm (44.9″)

Notions: Fusible interfacing for waistband, 1 invisible zip, 25 cm (10″) long, 1 button, approx 12 mm (1/2″) in diameter, An invisible zip foot, A button hole foot.

This pattern is available in PAPER and PDF formats. The PDF pattern will be available to download immediately after purchase.

PDF pattern includes: Heron culottes sewing pattern (sizes A to F) for print onto A4, Letter or A0 paper, 16 page step-by-step illustrated instruction e-booklet.

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Additional information


Rayon / Viscose / Crepe, Linen

Make time

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

Pattern format


PDF Printing

29 Pages

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