Itch to Stitch - Emily Culottes PDF Sewing Pattern

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The Emily Culottes look like an A-line skirt, but are actually super comfy pants. They sit at the natural waist with a contoured waistband and invisible side zipper. Optional features include slanted single-welt pockets, slanted patch pockets with button closures, waist tabs with decorative buttons, and a waist tie. Adjust the length at the lengthen/shorten lines to suit your preference. The culottes can be made with or without a lining.


  • Available sizes in UK 2-24. Waist from 61cm (24") to 99cm (39"), and Hip from 87cm (34") to 124cm (49")

Skill Level: Intermediate

Recommended Fabric: Primary fabric: Use medium weight or bottom weight woven fabric with or without stretch. Cotton, broadcloth, poplin, twill, denim, linen, linen blend, wool, wool blend, suiting and crepe are all good choices. Use lighter weight fabric for the waist tie option. Fabrics with different amounts of drape will create different looks. Stable fabric is preferable. Unstable knit fabrics, like jersey, are not recommended. However, you could use a very stable knit such as medium weight double knit. You should go down a size when you use a stable knit fabric or fabric with stretch.

Lining: Use lining fabric with a similar quality to the primary fabric, i.e. if the primary fabric has stretch, a lining with stretch should be used. Acetate, Ambiance by Bemberg, batiste, lawn, pima cotton, china silk, silk crepe de chine and silk georgette are all good choices as non-stretch lining fabric. Even if you choose not to line your culottes, you will still need some lining fabric for the pocket options.

Pattern Format: This is a PDF pattern. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing, Projector files and detailed instruction files. 


    • Interfacing
    • 7″ (18 cm) invisible zipper
    • hook and eye (size 1)
    • 1/8″ (0.3 cm)-wide twill tape or fabric selvedge as long as your waist (or your desired waist length) for stabilisation
    • four 1″ (2.5 cm) buttons for waist tab option
    • two 3/4″ (1.9 cm) buttons for patch pocket option.

      PDF Patterns
      This product is a PDF pattern which means you are purchasing a digital file/s. Upon completion of your order you will be able to directly download your pattern files. Included in your download is an A4 file for at home printing, an A0 File for Copy Shop Printing and detailed instruction files. All files supplied are subject to copyright and are available only for your own sewing projects and not to be used for any commercial purposes.