GUYS! I am so excited to be releasing the Calypso Culottes pattern! I’m in love with the fact that culottes are BACK (um, who else totally rocked them in the ’80’s?) and this pattern is the quickest, cutest way to get some in your little munchkins’ closets!
First of all, let’s talk details. These culottes are quick, easy and C-U-T-E! They can be made from just about any flowy woven fabric you have lying around, or a somewhat sturdier knit.
I made several pairs in rayon challis because you can find the most amazing prints out there lately! But I love the knit ones equally cause they’re just so cozy. Speaking of which, the Calypsos can be made in 3 lengths: short, knee-length and pants! That makes this a year-round pattern!
Last, but not least, is the flat front waistband and pleats! I think these two details give the culottes a bit of a dressier look and mean they can be worn to school or parties without looking like your kid just rolled out of bed (even if she did- no judgment here).
Don’t be afraid of the pleats or the waistband, both are super duper easy. The pattern has detailed instructions and color photos to guide you through.
The best part of the Calypso Culottes for me is that they’re so darn easy, they’re a quick and easy solution for filling holes in a kid’s wardrobe. With just one free afternoon, you can bang out 4 or 5 pairs of these!
Ooh! I almost forgot! You also have the option of adding contrasting fabric to the pockets of your culottes. This is one of those “neat-o” factors that doesn’t take any extra effort at all…and your kid will LOVE it. I mean…seriously cute!!
Ok! Enough talk. Check out the pattern HERE. Let me know what you think!
SharonSeptember 16, 2015 at 9:22 am
My kids are usually my sewing inspiration!
BonnieSeptember 17, 2015 at 11:22 pm
Do they make unreasonable sewing demands like mine do? 🙂
KristiSeptember 16, 2015 at 9:09 pm
i find it from things my kids see or I see and like! Then I combine styles I see with unique patterns and colors to make it mine!
BonnieSeptember 17, 2015 at 11:23 pm
Yes! Customizing outfits is the BEST part of sewing!
MichelleSeptember 16, 2015 at 9:17 pm
My sewing inspiration is usually pinterest and my kids
Sarah SSeptember 16, 2015 at 9:50 pm
Cute! My inspiration comes from zulily, fancy name brands, my kids’ desires, and whatever happens to be on sale. 😉
KristinSeptember 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm
I belong to like 20 sewing, pattern and fabric Facebook groups, and I get tons of inspiration from there 🙂
Kathy BrittenSeptember 17, 2015 at 5:59 am
Seeing different ideas in magazines, on sewing blogs and the grandkids telling me what clothes they have seen and like. All very inspiring.
BonnieSeptember 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm
I love copying magazine styles!
FlaviaSeptember 17, 2015 at 9:12 am
Hi, I follow a number of designers and sewing groups both by email and FB/IG, as well as brands of clothing, and that is were a part of inspiration comes. The rest is window shopping (Rare!), internet browsing, magazines…
robyn BSeptember 17, 2015 at 11:06 pm
BonnieSeptember 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm
Haha! I have to be careful how often I get on pinterest so that I don’t waste all my sewing time just staring at the internet 😉
CristiSeptember 18, 2015 at 1:17 am
I look on facebook, in magazines, and look through vintage patterns.
Heidi [Frog Creek]September 18, 2015 at 9:38 am
They look so comfy!! For inspiration I browse my fabric, my patterns or the internet (FB, blogs and Zulily).
Melissa hrubanSeptember 18, 2015 at 3:59 pm
I love the PDF Pattern group on FB for inspiration!
Andreia SalgueiroSeptember 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm
Congratulations on the release! They turned out perfect!
BonnieSeptember 19, 2015 at 4:58 pm
Thank you, Andreia! And thanks for your help!! 😉
Jordan ASeptember 19, 2015 at 3:18 pm
Fabric is usually my inspiration. When I see a fabric I can imagine what I want it to become.