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Trusted trouser to cool culottes!
Why by a brand new pattern when you could make more of one you already own? Transform a pair of every day trousers into a fashionable culotte with this easy hack.

Posted by shaunimagnifique from Leeds, England, United Kingdom • Published See shaunimagnifique's 7 projects »
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You Will Need

Pattern paper
Ruler
Extra fabric
  • How to make trousers. Trousers To Culottes - Step 1
    Step 1

    Choose your base trouser pattern.
    Look up some culotte patterns as a point of reference on altering the leg shape. I found that they generally have a straight inside leg, and it's the outside leg that extends out from the hip - in an almost A-line fashion - to give that voluminous shape.

    Redraft the shape of the trouser leg and shorten the length if required, as shown by the dotted line in the image.

    Make sure to match alterations to both the front and back trouser legs.

  • Step 2

    Cut your fabric (with the new leg shape) and sew up your culottes as the pattern instructs.

  • How to make trousers. Trousers To Culottes - Step 3
    Step 3

    You should have a finished pair of culottes! See my other tutorials for instructions on how to make a detachable dungaree/overall bib to wear with them!

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