Tanya Culottes

I’m a member of the Minerva Crafts Boggers Network, so every few weeks I get the chance to try out some fabric in exchange for a post which will hopefully inspire some of their customers. My latest make is now live on their website!

A few weeks ago I chose some navy blue viscose, it was described as having a beautiful drape, it looked perfect for a pattern I’ve had for a couple of years, Megan Nielson’s Tanya cullottes. These cullottes hang like a skirt, they are so full. As a result they do take quite a lot of fabric, so this was the perfect opportunity to try the pattern.

Tanya Culottes

They went together beautifully and I love them! They are so comfortable but smart, I love the way the viscose twirls too! I’ve worn the quite a few times. The only thing I need to change is the zip, the pattern calls for a 9″ zip, I had a standard 7″ skirt zip inmy stash, that’ll be long enough, I thought…it wasn’t! After too many wiggles over my bottom it needs changing to a 9″!

To read more about making this skirt, follow the link to my write up on Minerva Crafts.

Tanya Culottes

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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14 Responses to Tanya Culottes

  1. CurlsnSkirls says:

    Lovely skirt, Margaret! Do you think the length and therefore weight of the rayon helps the swish factor? (Hope that makes sense!)

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  2. mandycurrie says:

    Hello Margaret, those culottes look fabulous, the length and fullness look good. Well done. xx

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  3. Shasta says:

    That is pretty fabric and it looks great with those culottes. The beauty of a skirt and the comfort of shorts!

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  4. Not only are the culottes cute it looks good on you. You will get a lot of wear out of this.

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  5. Laura says:

    The culottes turned out great and the fit looks well! You almost make me want to make my own clothes again. Almost. 🙂

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  6. claire93 says:

    I need to give sewing with viscose a try! this culotte/skirt looks lovely on you. All floaty twirly, for the summer.

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  7. nanacathy2 says:

    Very swish! Just gorgeous.

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  8. tialys says:

    Great choice of fabric for these culottes.
    As for the zip, I guess you might have got away with a shorter one for a skirt but, as they’re culottes, too many bottom wiggles would probably be needed during the course of a day to put up with. 🤣

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  9. kathyreeves says:

    That looks so comfy, but very smart! What a great summer outfit you have!

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