I'm taking some time off my studies and work for a bit of 'me-time'and self-reflection. I will no-doubt have a lot of sewing time which is an added bonus! My first make of my time-off are the Megan Nielsen Tania Culottes. I used a monochrome 95% cotton 5% stretch fabric from Darn Cheap Fabrics called 'Angus' and bought the PDF pattern from Indie Stitches. I'd heard a lot about the culottes, in particular that they were very short, and loved how they looked on others.
My measurements fell between the small and medium. I ended up cutting the medium to allow for food room. The fit around the waist is perfect. In terms of overall comfort, I'm still getting used to them. I'm constantly pulling the excess fabric from between my legs and when I sit down I feel as if my skirt is stuck between my legs, which, I guess, it is.
While I knew that the culottes would be very short I only had enough fabric to cut the original length. So these are my risque culottes. I actually like the length and think they are flattering. I will make another pair at some point and probably add 1-2" to the length for a more work-appropriate look.
This was my first time using an invisible zipper foot. In the past I've used a regular zipper foot. The foot certainly makes this easier and my zipper is mostly invisible. I didn't make any attempts to pattern match with these short, but my right side seam is a lovely accident!