Named Patterns Ninni Culottes

Named Patterns Ninni Culottes

Day 4 of Me Made May and I’m feeling comfy and ready for some kung-fu action!

Its a lovely day, but a bit chilly in the shade so I popped my favourite jumper on 🙂

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Belt –  easy-peasy – I hemmed 1.6m grosgrain from Merchant and Mills

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Sewists may like to know the following details:

My measurements: Waist 29′, Hips 39″, Height 5’6″


Pattern:  Named Patterns Ninni Culottes, in size 10

Fabric: Lightweight denim (4 oz??  Can’t fully remember) from Ditto Fabrics in Brighton


Beltloops (I think I used pattern pieces from Megan Neilsen Dawn Jeans, but its super-easy to just wing it)

Pockets – following a brilliant tutorial on whatkatiesews


Pattern: Merchant and Mills Bantam vest, size 10, from their Workbook.

Fabric: In an organic white cotton (given to me) I took in the side seams a tad extravagantly, then the vest shrank in the wash, so its a bit tight on the bust!


Pattern: T-shirt pattern actually!  Its the Peak T-shirt, in size 34-36 from Wendy Ward’s book Sewing with Knitted Fabrics.

Fabric: Organic knitted jersey from Abelstroff

Mods –

Overall length – shortened by c4″/10cm, to sit on my hip bones.

Long-sleeve length – shortened by c8″/20cm to about 2″ below my elbows.  Possibly out of necessity because I squeezed this out of 1m of fabric!


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