Linen Winslow Culottes

Linen Winslow Culottes

Posted by Helen | June 28, 2016 | Into My Closet
Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet

Thank you all so much for your excitement and support for the Winslow Culottes pattern release yesterday!  I can’t wait to see all your makes!

The Winslow Culottes are 20% off for the next 7 days!


 

Many of you may have noticed that I have a strong love for printed fabrics.  It was hard to choose fabrics for all my Winslow Culottes, and I must admit, I went for the prints that I liked, and didn’t think too much about how others might look at them or what would ‘sell’.  In the end, I want to be happy with my makes and I believe in your imaginations!  This version of the Winslows was an exception.  I really wanted to see how the pattern would work in linen, and showcase view D in a solid colour.  I bought a linen/cotton blend with a good drape and made these beauties!  No regrets here, I love this version of the Winslows so much and I’m grateful that this process encouraged me to try something new!

Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet
Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet
Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet

Now, when I say solid, I of course mean a very subtle print.  I couldn’t go all the way to the neutral side, could I?  I love the delicate vertical stripe in this linen, perfect for the Winslows because the side seam is straight.  This means no distortion of a vertical or horizontal print, and it is easy to line things up perfectly.

Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's ClosetWinslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet

Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's Closet Winslow Culottes View D by Helen's ClosetWinslow Culottes View D by Helen's ClosetI love the cool feeling of full length pants in linen.  This version has become one of my favourite things to wear on the weekends, they are so much fun to walk in!

The Winslow Culottes are 20% off for the next 7 days!

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They look great! So glad you added in a full length version! Wearing my view B Winslow’s today and they were perfect for the cycle ride to work.

Love the idea of the linen, but I’m sorely tempted to make view D in a border print viscose if I can get it, thankfully my legs are short enough that I might just get away with it!

I have a view D border print Winslow all planned out! It’s actually going to be a jumpsuit 🙂 I’m glad they worked well for cycling!

Oohhh, can’t wait to hear more about the jumpsuit – I’ve been plotting on combining view A with the bodice of BHL’s Flora for the romper of my dreams

Do I spy… a Nettie bodysuit???? 🙂

It’s a RTW copy that I dug out of storage to take for a spin before committing. I liked it! I used to wear more of these American Apparel style clothes, and it is really nice to have something sleek to pair with dramatic bottoms like the Winslows. I’m gonna go for it, but possibly not until the fall when it is cooler 🙂

Love love love!!!! I’m too nervous that oust won’t be able to pull them off though. My usual silhouette is tighter bottoms with a very loose/flowy/boxy top sieves if I do decide that I love these, I won’t have anything to wear them with! Le sigh. Guess I’ll just have to start making some Nettie bodysuits…

I seriously could not hit the purchase button fast enough!!! I’m a beginner and never wear pants but the style you created changed my mind and can not wait to see a pair!

That linen looks amazing!!

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