gorgeous large florals are perfect for wide leg pants
I first fell in love with the colour of this fabric. It is somewhere between mustard, tan and ochre, depending on the light. This Tulum print is a blend of linen, cotton and viscose and shows of the best aspects of each of these fibers. The fabric is great to sew with and has a great drape from the viscose. The exact composition is 56% Lenzing™ Ecovero™ viscose, 22% linen, 22% cotton.
The weight of the fabric is 175gsm, so equivalent to approx 5.16 oz/sq yd. This is a perfect weight so many different garments.
The weight and the drape of this fabric is shown beautifully in this pattern.
To show of this gorgeous fabric, I considered multiple patterns but settled on this sewing community favourite Vogue 9091 culottes pattern. This comes in 3 different lengths with a wide waistband and a zipper closure at the back.
Those box pleates!!!
The front box pleats are constructed differently in the full length culottes compared to the shorter lengths. I love this pattern to showcase large print fabric paring it with a simple tank top.
I chose to cut out a size 12 straight. I made no modifications to this pattern.
Usually for pants, I almost always have to decrease the rise on the pattern apart from shortening the length to fit my 5’3″ height.
However, for this pattern, a straight size 12 didnot need any adjustments on the rise of the height. This is warning for taller sewists – you may need to add length to the rise and the pattern pieces in general if you want to have a well fitted garment in the first go!
So comfortable! 🙂
The instructions to sew up the pattern are pretty straightforward. As with big 4 patterns, you will have to know some sewing techniques to understand everything easily. But the drawings all make sense! With the back zip closure, I would call this a confident or advanced beginner pattern.
The pattern that this one reminds me of is Helen’s Closet’s Winslow Culottes which is also one of my favorite. I have made 2 pairs of winslow already and they are in constant rotation.
I wear this with my favorite basic – Axis Tank by Sophie Hines
One way to really make this fabric pop is to wear it with a simple basic. Here I chose to wear the pants with my favorite axis tank. This is a tank pattern by Sophie Hines which is soo versatile. I love the different necklines it has and I have made workout tanks in performance fabrics and casual tanks in regular knit fabric!
Overall, absolutely great fabric that can be used for so manny different patterns. I highly recommend you try this viscose/linen/cotton blend. 🙂