Does anyone remember the Magic School bus? Where the teachers outfit changed to go with what they would learn that day? This weekend, before snow-mageddon took hold of the country I was supposed to be going for a weekend guide trip to the sealife centre. We were going to sleep in the shark tunnel and it was going to be a whale of a time..see what I did there! Then it snowed! Needless to say it's cancelled now but I just have to show you my awesome Winslow Culottes
that I made for the trip so that I could be Miss Frizzle!
I made these Winslows by Helens Closet out of the most gorgeous Cotton and Steel cotton. I've not made cotton Winslows before only several crepe pairs and this has given them a whole new beautiful shape to them.
Due to the cotton having more structure to it I made a small change to the pair I normally make. I sewed the box pleats together for about 1 inch at the front and put a bar track across where the stress would be.
The pattern is brilliant with very few pieces and obviously pockets are a win! My tip would be to mark your front and back pieces, some how I ended up with a left leg that was two front pieces and a right leg that was two back pieces, so I had to unpick everything and put them back the way they should have been. I think this is the first pair I've actually done the waist band correctly too (out of 3 pairs I've made!) As normally I'm too excited to wear them and just bodge it but I made a conscious effort to finish everything properly this time and I'm so glad I did!
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