How Do You Photograph Culottes?

how to sew culottes

Close to impossible to photograph culottes, but I love this whole outfit and wanted to share!

This version of the B6178 culottes (currently on sale!) is made in a black something from TMOS. I liked the fabric because it was nicely matte. Nothing worse than shiny black fabric. It also has a little bit of stretch, which makes the culottes extra comfortable for wearing but means you need to check fit before inserting the zipper. No biggie.

Worn with my Liberty silk boxy T-shirt from Maker’s Atelier and my new favourite trainers from Air and Grace.

The necklace was bought from a vintage shop in San Francisco. This week I had the pleasure of meeting Shams of Communing With Fabric, who was over with Vogue pattern designer, Kathryn Brenne. Shams and I first met on a sun-kissed, warm San Francisco evening several years ago, outside a bar where Beth of Sunny Gal Studio had arranged a blogger get together. I remember that evening so vividly and the way Beth, Shaz and I stood laughing in the street. I even remember the shop across the road with the designer dresses whose hems and finishes I peered at.

sewing with liberty silk

I always think it’s a good idea to treat yourself to a bit of jewellery wherever you travel. Memories warm your heart every time you drape a necklace around your throat, or slip studs into your earlobes. Accessories really are the loveliest mementoes.

And now, I ache to return to San Francisco.

Maybe I’ll wear some culottes to wear there. (I really should make a pair in chambray, don’t you think?)