Introducing: The Calypso Culottes Pattern!


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GUYS! I am so excited to be releasing the Calypso Culottes pattern!  I’m in love with the fact that culottes are BACK (um, who else totally rocked them in the ’80’s?) and this pattern is the quickest, cutest way to get some in your little munchkins’ closets!


 Not only is the pattern releasing today but I also have an awesome giveaway for you!  So read on, my friends…


 First of all, let’s talk details.  These culottes are quick, easy and C-U-T-E!  They can be made from just about any flowy woven fabric you have lying around, or a somewhat sturdier knit.

I made several pairs in rayon challis because you can find the most amazing prints out there lately!  But I love the knit ones equally cause they’re just so cozy.  Speaking of which, the Calypsos can be made in 3 lengths: short, knee-length and pants!  That makes this a year-round pattern!


Last, but not least, is the flat front waistband and pleats!  I think these two details give the culottes a bit of a dressier look and mean they can be worn to school or parties without looking like your kid just rolled out of bed (even if she did- no judgment here).

Don’t be afraid of the pleats or the waistband, both are super duper easy.  The pattern has detailed instructions and color photos to guide you through.


But enough talk!  On to the good stuff…i.e. FREE stuff!

The giveaway prize pack includes

one copy of the Calypso Culottes PDF pattern

one copy of the Infinite A-line PDF pattern

$25 gift card to Raspberry Creek Fabrics

If you haven’t shopped Raspberry Creek’s Etsy store yet then you should probably set aside some discretionary funds and/or hide the credit card statement because their fabrics are amazing!  They’re well-known for high quality knits with on-trend prints…it can be maddening trying to find great knits!

Oh, and did I mention there will be TWO winners?  Oh yeah, baby.

You can enter by using the Rafflecopter widget below and/or tagging a friend on my IG account.


PLUS, the pattern is on sale, only during the giveaway, for just 5 bucks!  (Don’t worry, if you decide to purchase the pattern first and then you win, I’ll of course refund the pattern cost 🙂


Ooh! I almost forgot!  You also have the option of adding contrasting fabric to the pockets of your culottes!  This is one of those “neat-o” factors that doesn’t take any extra effort at all…and your kid will LOVE it.  I mean…seriously cute!!

Ok!  Enough talk.  Check out the pattern HERE.  Enter the giveaway below.  Tell your friends.  Yay!




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  1. My kids are usually my sewing inspiration!

  2. i find it from things my kids see or I see and like! Then I combine styles I see with unique patterns and colors to make it mine!

  3. My sewing inspiration is usually pinterest and my kids

  4. Cute! My inspiration comes from zulily, fancy name brands, my kids’ desires, and whatever happens to be on sale. 😉

  5. I belong to like 20 sewing, pattern and fabric Facebook groups, and I get tons of inspiration from there 🙂

  6. Kathy Britten says:

    Seeing different ideas in magazines, on sewing blogs and the grandkids telling me what clothes they have seen and like. All very inspiring.

  7. Hi, I follow a number of designers and sewing groups both by email and FB/IG, as well as brands of clothing, and that is were a part of inspiration comes. The rest is window shopping (Rare!), internet browsing, magazines…

  8. Pinterest!!

    • Haha! I have to be careful how often I get on pinterest so that I don’t waste all my sewing time just staring at the internet 😉

  9. I look on facebook, in magazines, and look through vintage patterns.

  10. Heidi [Frog Creek] says:

    They look so comfy!! For inspiration I browse my fabric, my patterns or the internet (FB, blogs and Zulily).

  11. I love the PDF Pattern group on FB for inspiration!

  12. Congratulations on the release! They turned out perfect!

  13. Fabric is usually my inspiration. When I see a fabric I can imagine what I want it to become.

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