Issey Culottes Sewing Pattern - by Emporia

Sizes 8-20

The Issey Culottes combine the style of a cropped leg length with the traditional Japanese element of a super wide leg making them a hugely versatile garment. They may look like a skirt from a distance, but as soon as you walk, the swishy legs reveal themselves! Ideal for those who prefer the comfort of trousers but who want a slightly more elegant look. Featuring in-seam pockets and an unusual folded down waistband, Issey works well for casual and more formal occasions. Dress up or dress down, cotton for summer, wool for winter, or how about taffeta or satin for a party? There are no limits to what you can achieve when you release your imagination.

As a bonus this pattern is also great for beginners, there are no darts on the culottes; only pocket insertion, an easy to attach waistband and a simple zip closure are the sole extra steps needed to make them. But you might need to put aside a good twenty minutes to hem those super wide legs!

The Issey Culottes Pattern comes in sizes 8 - 20.

Fabric requirements:

Size 6 - 112cm/44" wide - 2.3m or 150cm/60" wide - 1.5m

Size 8 - 112cm/44" wide - 2.4m or 150cm/60" wide - 1.6m

Size 10 - 112cm/44" wide - 2.5m or 150cm/60" wide - 1.7m

Size 12 - 112cm/44" wide - 2.8m or 150cm/60" wide - 1.8m

Size 14 - 112cm/44" wide - 2.8m or 150cm/60" wide - 2.m

Size 16 - 112cm/44" wide - 2.9m or 150cm/60" wide - 2.5m

Size 18 - 112cm/44" wide - 3m or 150cm/60" wide - 2.7m

Size 20 - 112cm/44" wide - 3.1m or 150cm/60" wide - 2.9m

Size 22 - 112cm/44" wide - 3.2m or 150cm/60" wide - 3.1m

Size 24 - 112cm/44" wide - 3.3m or 150cm/60" wide - 3.3m

Finished garment measurements:

Size Waist

6 - 24"/64cm

8 - 26"/68cm

10 - 28"/72cm

12 - 30"/76cm

14 - 32"/80cm

16 - 34"/84cm

18 - 36"/88cm

20 - 38"/92cm

22 - 40"/96cm

24 - 42"/100cm


All Emporia patterns are produced on paper and feature different coloured lines to differentiate between each size.

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