Wide, airy trousers are ideal for the warm season and that's why we have developed a stylish culotte pattern for you. These trousers show a completely new silhouette, very unusual after all the tight skinny trousers, but fashion ultimately thrives on new styles. We also had a brief reservation about them, but now the culottes are an integral part of our summer wardrobe. You will definitely feel comfortable with the details on the waistband, such as the double stand-up waistband that stands up like a ruffle in the back, or the tie band in the left front part, with which you can also adjust the waist size. The length of the inner leg seam is: 57-53 cm.
The wide-cut Odette trousers were sewn from polyester satin.
We recommend flowing fabrics such as viscose, silk or polyester satin
- Sizes 34-40: outer fabric 1.90m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 42-50: outer fabric 2.10m (140cm wide)
- Sizes 34-40: elastic band 0.40 m (3.5 cm wide)
- Sizes 42-50: elastic band 0.55m (3.5cm wide)
Cut the pattern pieces out of fabric and transfer the clips from the pattern. In addition to the description, the colorful brackets in the pictures show you where a seam needs to be sewn.
- 1x front trousers opposite
- 1x rear pants opposite
- 2x pockets in opposite directions
- 2x front waistband
- 2x rear waistband
- 1x upper waistband in the break
- 1x tie strap at the front
- 1x tie strap on the left
- 1 elastic band at your hip width
Transfer the fold markings to your front pants pieces. Start with the left needle and place it on the next one, forming a fold on the inside. Place the fold in the direction indicated by the pattern and pin it securely. Repeat for the other folds.
You are welcome to stitch the folds within the seam allowance. Transfer the pocket markings to all four pants pieces.
Place one pocket part on each trouser part, right sides together, and close the seam by leaving out 1cm at the top and bottom. Lock the seam. Sew the two front pants and the two back pants pieces together at the crotch seam, right sides together (red staples).
Then place the front pants right sides together on the back pants and close the side seam by sewing from the waistband to the beginning of the pocket seam, then around the pocket bag and the remaining side seam to the hem. For frayed fabrics, we recommend overlocking the seams with an overlocker.
Following the side seams, sew the inside leg seam from the hem of one leg over the crotch (seam allowances point in opposite directions, blue staple) to the other hem. Finish the two leg ends.
Then fold the hem inwards twice by 1cm each and stitch it securely. So the leg hems are finished.
Now it's the turn of the ties. Place them halved in height, right sides together, and close the long edge and one of the two side seams. Turn it through the open side seam and iron it nice and flat. Pin a front waistband piece to a back waistband piece, right sides together, and close the side seams.
On the second one, insert the left tie into what will later be the left side seam so that it is sewn into place. Fold the upper waistband section in half lengthwise, right sides together, and close the side seam.
The upper waistband is now inserted right sides together between the two lower waistband parts. Its seam hits the center back of the lower waistband parts. Sew all four layers of fabric around the top edge. Make sure that you do not sew the left tie in any other way.
Turn the entire waistband over to the right side and stitch the seam you have just closed close to the edge so that the upper waistband “stands up” like a ruffle head. Here you can see the left side seam with the tie band.
Pin the entire waistband, right sides together, onto the top edge of your pants so that the side seams as well as the center back and center front meet. Leave an opening about 5cm wide for this seam. You pull your elastic band through this using a safety pin.
Sew the two ends of the ribbon together well. Make sure it is not twisted inside. Fold the open edge of the front tie inwards by 1cm...
... and stitch this in the middle of the front of the lower waistband. Congratulations, your Odette trousers are ready!