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My first pair of trousers: Gobi Culottes

I cannot believe it, but I sewed my first pair of trousers and I love them! I am so proud of myself!

The Gobi Culottes by Itch to Stitch* are designed for twill, non stretch, woven fabrics. I used a twill fabric with a very soft inside that I bought at Textielstad. They are so comfortable!

I have never sewed pants because they look complicated and they take a long time. I did underestimate the time it would take to sew these pants. Just tracing the pattern pieces already took me a couple of hours (there are many different pattern pieces). Then sewing the pants took me longer than expected, but the result is so satisfying. I might sew pants more often. It is great to have well fitting pants. Every time I sew an Itch to Stitch pattern I am always impressed with how easily the pattern is sewed up because the instruction breaks up the construction in many small steps.

I love the result, love the details and also love that they are finished. I lengthened the pants with about 30 cm to make them long. The original length is just above the knee. The best part is that you can sew them up for summer but also for winter, so versatile. It has a release sale with a 20% discount.


Fabric: orange twill from Textielstad
PatternGobi Culottes by Itch to Stitch
Sizing: Sizes 00 – 20
Options: Short (or Long by lengthening the pattern pieces)
Difficulty: Intermediate +

# Fabric this week: 1 in – 1 out (Total fabric in 2019: bought 63 new fabric – used 57 fabric – used 4 gifted fabric – used 6 scrap pieces of fabric) – in total 63 in 67 out
# Patterns in 2019: 16 in – 13 out (3 new patterns, 10 already owned unused patterns)

* Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links”. This means if you click on the link and purchase an item, I will receive an affiliate commission, the price for you will be the same. Thank you for supporting my fabric and pattern addiction!

4 thoughts on “My first pair of trousers: Gobi Culottes

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  1. These are AWESOME! Awesome color, awesome buttons, awesome length! Well done, I would never have guessed this was your first pair!


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