Ready for an Emily Culottes Sew Along?

Are you itching to make a trendy pair of culottes to wear this summer, or beyond?

Emily Culotte by Itch to Stitch

Kennis Wong (the very talented designer behind Itch to Stitch ) released the Emily Culottes PDF pattern earlier this year, and I was immediately smitten with her take on the culotte/skort/bifurcated skirt look. It’s adorable, right?

Besides, we haven’t had a sew-along around here in ages, so it’s time to start the party. And Kennis is getting us off on the right foot with a whopping 30% off discount for the Emily Culottes pattern in her store – wheee!  Who doesn’t love a little sale action? The code is emilysewalong, and it is good thru August 2nd. (BTW – I also heard a rumor there might be some pattern prizes at the end of the sew-along. 🙂

The sew-along will start up on July 27th, so that should give you plenty of time to purchase your pattern and supplies. I will make several different versions of the Emily culotte, and of course, I have a trick or two of my own to throw into the mix. There will be a special Emily Culottes FB group, and we can create a Flickr group too if that is easier to post your pictures.

Get ready! On July 27 we are taking off on the Sew Maris Emily Culottes Sew-Along!

Happy sewing,


25 Responses to Ready for an Emily Culottes Sew Along?

    • Hi Judy – a sew-along is just making a garment (or project) along with other people “virtually”. I will post tips and instructions on how to make the garment – extra advice in addition to the pattern instructions. And then we all post pictures of our finished culottes, and one or 2 lucky people will win a free pattern! Hope you can join us!

  1. I really love the A-line look! I love wearing skirts to work, but as a teacher, pants are more comfortable. This looks like a great option. I’m in!

  2. Do we need to sign up somewhere? So excited to make these – I have tested for Kennis and really love what she creates! Thanks for doing this sew along!

  3. Just bought my pattern! I’d been eyeing this pattern. I’m excited and a little nervous as I’d really like to make sure the don’t bulk out too much in the tummy area. I have such a straight frame (with a little pudge). I think a light weight rayon linen flowy fabric will help. Thanks Maris!

  4. Maris, Nice looking culottes. Bought the pattern. Printed out the directions but not the pattern, yet. OK.

    Now, I like side seam pockets to stuff kleenex and keys. Patch pockets just don’t cut it with me and my long fingers hands.

    All that info is to ask if you are going to make the pattern “straight” save for a nip and tuck here and there for fit? I would love to add side seam pockets but understand I would have to muck with the side zipper opening. I know there is a way to add a zipper into a side seam pocket but have never found step by step directions to do so. Extending the waist band to allow a pocket opening I can do. I’ve just not the changed spot for a side zip to be part of the pocket so the pocket is not partially open to the inside. Any possibility that you might cover that with this pattern or maybe another pattern some time soon?


  5. Oh, I am so pleased about this, I just saw the link on the Itch to Stitch site as I went to puchase the pattern. I love culottes but have yet to sew any sort of “trousers” – so a sewalong will be just perfect for me x

  6. OKay. I have my pattern, it’s all cut out and waiting! I have never taken part in a sewalong before. I have sewn since I was 5, used to have my own kids clothing line and these instructions had me scratching my head already. I’m in!

  7. I had started working on this pattern before I got your announcement about the sew-along. I’m so excited to be able to follow along. I’ve decided I want the welt pockets and am stuck there. Any chance you’ll do a post on that? I feel like I’ve missed something–such as when to sew the pocket together 🙂 I’m doing a muslin first so I can see if it fits. Tips appreciated!

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