Waist Coat & Culotte in Ankara

I saw this knit culottes  on Burdastyle which I liked so I decided to make on from African prints (Ankara)

http://www.burdastyle.com/patterns/knit-culottes

To complete the look I wanted for the African print I made a waist coat from the McCall’s easy stitch ‘n save M6149

The view A in African print below goes with the culotte. 🙂

and the back view looks like this

2 thoughts on “Waist Coat & Culotte in Ankara

    1. joysew

      Culottes is a word that originated in the French language.

      Culottes describes a split or divided skirt or any garment which “hangs like a skirt, but is actually pants.”

      During the Victorian Era (mid- to late-nineteenth century) long split skirts were developed for horseback riding so that women could sit astride a man’s saddle rather than riding side-saddle.

      Later, split skirts or culottes were developed to provide women more freedom to do activities such as gardening, cleaning, bike riding, etc. and still look like one is wearing a skirt.

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