If it is your first time here… welcome! If you know us already…welcome back! CocoWawa Crafts is an independent sewing pattern company loving comfy, classic designs with a twist and a sweet aesthetic. Simple and nice patterns for all sewing levels that you can make and wear all year around, depending on the fabric you go for.
And this time we introduce the Cherry Culottes and Shorts, the easiest trousers EVER! to sew 🙂 And they come with a bit of a story. I fall in love with culottes a few years ago when trying to find a pair of trousers that were actually comfortable. I am not really into skinny jeans so I made a pair of culottes from a Japanese pattern book. The pants came with pleats at the front and a normal waistband but I loved them. They had very wide legs and that edgy Japanese style.
After this version I wanted more culottes of course! but I decided to draft a pair with a simpler shape. I created a pair with less wide legs, no pleats, I incorporated inseam pockets (and back patch pockets) and, of course, what makes this trousers so easy to sew and so comfy, I added an elastic waistband. I have made several versions of this design that I usually wear in Spring and Summer, although I have a version for Autumn with a more cozy fabric (Cherry works on all seasons!).
I never really thought people would like a simple culottes’ pattern till a few weeks ago when I asked people on social media what did they think about a shorts’ version using this same pattern… You loved it guys! So I decided for once to go with my gut and develop the pattern for both versions.
It is a very simple pattern to sew, with easy-to-follow instructions and no fiddly bits. You will make a pair of this in just a couple of hours! The pattern is available in PDF version and as usual, it comes with a copyshop version if you want to skip the assembling part. And! you have a YouTube tutorial waiting for you 🙂