Fernway Culottes - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

Fernway Culottes - Adult
Digital Pattern + Video Class

$14.00 USD
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Comfortable, easy-to-wear culottes combine the breezy, elegant feel of a skirt with the every-day practicality of pants.   

Flowy wide legs, soft front pleats, a contoured, flat-front waistband, and a channeled elastic back create a beautiful fit.  With three options for length, gorgeous deep pockets, and optional ties, you'll find yourself reaching for these versatile culottes again and again.  

Bonus: A yoga-style sensory waistband is included for an extra-soft wearing option, along with a contoured pregnancy waistband too.  

Skill level: Adventurous beginner

  • Pleated front
  • Waistband options: flat-front + elastic back, or yoga-style"sensory" waistband 
  • Deep, functional pockets 
  • Three lengths: shorts, calf-length, full-length
  • Optional ties
  • Specially-designed maternity option that can also be worn postpartum
  • Suitable for woven fabrics

    Sizing + Supplies

    The adult Fernway Culottes include sizes 0-26. 
    Size 0 starts where the children's sizes finish.

    View size chart + materials list 

    **  We will be updating all our adult patterns into our new size chart of 0-32. If you are interested in helping us test the updated sizing, please register your interest using this form, and we will be in contact when the time comes. 

    Printing Info

    Our digital patterns are tiled and designed to print using your home printer on either US Letter, or A4 paper.  

    Patterns include a nifty “layers” feature, allowing you to print only the size(s) you need, or all of the sizes. Full step-by-step printing instructions are supplied.

    This pattern also includes an additional wide format file that can be taken to a local copy shop and printed on single sheets of A0 paper. 

    FAQ

    View  pattern FAQ 

     

    • Look Inside
    • Resources

    The pattern instructions include videos for every step of construction.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 20 reviews
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    K
    Kare (Toronto, CA)
    Mostly happy with this, but... big caveat:

    I'm giving this 3 stars because the pattern is great and went together well, and the instructions were clear. Unfortunately the pattern was huge; I double- checked to make sure I'd made the right size, couldn't figure out why there was so much bunching of fabric. Finally joined the fb group out of sheer frustration only to find out that yes, everyone makes this 3 or 4 sizes smaller. I have wasted a lot of expensive linen fabric on this, so the sizes really need to be adjusted on the patternor a note added.

    I
    IDOIA URBIZU (Pamplona, ES)

    Great pattern!

    L
    Loop kids and more (Richmond, GB)
    great pattern

    Lovely pattern, the culottes are very comfortable and are fitting very well.
    The instruction videos are very helpful, it’s easy to follow - a good pattern for advanced beginners.
    I personally found, threading the elastic with a pin through the back waist a bit too tricky.
    Nevertheless I really enjoyed this project and I am looking forward to sew more culottes in the future.
    Thank you!

    H
    Hayley (Dorchester, GB)
    Super pattern

    I am a competent learner and found this pattern very straight forward to follow. An elasticated waist culotte is always going to be forgiving fit-wise but the shaped front waistband and pleats provide a nice fitting silhouette.
    I loved the layer options of the PDF which produced a very clean and clear print out. I especially appreciated the ability to minimise paper and more importantly, ink use.
    The videos gave me confidence that I was on the right track.
    This is my first twig and tale download and I will purchase again with the confidence that I'm getting truly quality product.

    C
    Christine (Officer, AU)
    Amazing pattern!

    This was the first Twig and Tale pattern I have used; so easy to follow, loved the combination of written/video instructions and definitely a more pleasant experience than any mass produced packet printed patterns.

    M
    Mindy (Sydney, AU)
    Love it!

    Twig + Tale know how to lure me in! Here try our pattern for free... if you want cute sleeves and a hood you will need these patterns and before you know it I need all the patterns while stocking up on fabric and wool blankets. It escalated quickly and while I feel like my inner creative self has been slightly preyed on 😂 I couldn’t be happier! I can never find shorts that feel nice and look good but oh my the Fernway Culottes are amazing! Super comfy, flattering, doesn’t hurt my cesarean scar, the bow covers the “cesarean pooch” and I’ve never had pockets so large - just think of all the snack and duplo I can stash in these bad boys. Now I need to make them in 10 different fabrics. I have already made 2 with more on the way.

    H
    Heather (Truro, GB)
    Flattering, comfy, versatile!

    I love the Meadow skirt and had been looking for a wide leg trouser pattern for a while, so when I saw the Fernway trousers I knew I had to make them! Same ultra-comfy waistband, roomy pockets and flattering pleated front, now with delightfully swishy legs! I made the full length version by measuring the inseam of some trousers I already owned and lengthening the pattern to match. I couldn't be happier with the result! I was a little apprehensive on how the wide legs would suit me, but I was thrilled to see how flattering they are; much more so than the slim trousers I usually opt for! For reference, I have a 13in difference between waist and hip and was able to get away with making my waist size with no impact on the fit or comfort. Thank you Lisa for your advice regarding this- I'm really grateful!

    Regarding the pattern itself, it was a pleasure to use as always! I appreciate the abbreviated instructions as a handy reference point, but a beginner needn't fear; everything is thoroughly and clearly explained, and with videos too! I may staystitch the contoured waistband next time as mine came out a little too big for the trousers, but I managed to ease it in, just about!

    I see many more pairs in the future and look forward to making the shorts next summer! Thanks T&T for such a wonderful design!

    R
    Roberta Astroff (San Antonio, US)
    Great pattern and support

    I made these out of a rayon shantung, using a bamboo cotton Lycra for the sensory waistband. I loved the video tutorials and got great support when I had a question.

    S
    Samantha Moorhouse (Melbourne, AU)
    Mastered the meadow skirt? This is definitely the next pattern to take on!

    I live the meadow skirt and I love the fernway coulottes. I'd almost say it's move versatile than the skirt (which is hard to beat) because of the 3 lengths you can get some very different looks for all seasons. I've made little Linnen shorts and cashmere full length pants and everything in between.

    A
    Amanda Mariano (Houston, US)
    A Joy to Sew!

    My mother and I made these as a sew along to keep us busy during social distancing. The video instructions were such a helpful addition! And the end results are a pair of very wearable pants that are so comfortable!

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 20 reviews
    80%
    (16)
    15%
    (3)
    5%
    (1)
    0%
    (0)
    0%
    (0)
    K
    Kare (Toronto, CA)
    Mostly happy with this, but... big caveat:

    I'm giving this 3 stars because the pattern is great and went together well, and the instructions were clear. Unfortunately the pattern was huge; I double- checked to make sure I'd made the right size, couldn't figure out why there was so much bunching of fabric. Finally joined the fb group out of sheer frustration only to find out that yes, everyone makes this 3 or 4 sizes smaller. I have wasted a lot of expensive linen fabric on this, so the sizes really need to be adjusted on the patternor a note added.

    I
    IDOIA URBIZU (Pamplona, ES)

    Great pattern!

    L
    Loop kids and more (Richmond, GB)
    great pattern

    Lovely pattern, the culottes are very comfortable and are fitting very well.
    The instruction videos are very helpful, it’s easy to follow - a good pattern for advanced beginners.
    I personally found, threading the elastic with a pin through the back waist a bit too tricky.
    Nevertheless I really enjoyed this project and I am looking forward to sew more culottes in the future.
    Thank you!

    H
    Hayley (Dorchester, GB)
    Super pattern

    I am a competent learner and found this pattern very straight forward to follow. An elasticated waist culotte is always going to be forgiving fit-wise but the shaped front waistband and pleats provide a nice fitting silhouette.
    I loved the layer options of the PDF which produced a very clean and clear print out. I especially appreciated the ability to minimise paper and more importantly, ink use.
    The videos gave me confidence that I was on the right track.
    This is my first twig and tale download and I will purchase again with the confidence that I'm getting truly quality product.

    C
    Christine (Officer, AU)
    Amazing pattern!

    This was the first Twig and Tale pattern I have used; so easy to follow, loved the combination of written/video instructions and definitely a more pleasant experience than any mass produced packet printed patterns.

    M
    Mindy (Sydney, AU)
    Love it!

    Twig + Tale know how to lure me in! Here try our pattern for free... if you want cute sleeves and a hood you will need these patterns and before you know it I need all the patterns while stocking up on fabric and wool blankets. It escalated quickly and while I feel like my inner creative self has been slightly preyed on 😂 I couldn’t be happier! I can never find shorts that feel nice and look good but oh my the Fernway Culottes are amazing! Super comfy, flattering, doesn’t hurt my cesarean scar, the bow covers the “cesarean pooch” and I’ve never had pockets so large - just think of all the snack and duplo I can stash in these bad boys. Now I need to make them in 10 different fabrics. I have already made 2 with more on the way.

    H
    Heather (Truro, GB)
    Flattering, comfy, versatile!

    I love the Meadow skirt and had been looking for a wide leg trouser pattern for a while, so when I saw the Fernway trousers I knew I had to make them! Same ultra-comfy waistband, roomy pockets and flattering pleated front, now with delightfully swishy legs! I made the full length version by measuring the inseam of some trousers I already owned and lengthening the pattern to match. I couldn't be happier with the result! I was a little apprehensive on how the wide legs would suit me, but I was thrilled to see how flattering they are; much more so than the slim trousers I usually opt for! For reference, I have a 13in difference between waist and hip and was able to get away with making my waist size with no impact on the fit or comfort. Thank you Lisa for your advice regarding this- I'm really grateful!

    Regarding the pattern itself, it was a pleasure to use as always! I appreciate the abbreviated instructions as a handy reference point, but a beginner needn't fear; everything is thoroughly and clearly explained, and with videos too! I may staystitch the contoured waistband next time as mine came out a little too big for the trousers, but I managed to ease it in, just about!

    I see many more pairs in the future and look forward to making the shorts next summer! Thanks T&T for such a wonderful design!

    R
    Roberta Astroff (San Antonio, US)
    Great pattern and support

    I made these out of a rayon shantung, using a bamboo cotton Lycra for the sensory waistband. I loved the video tutorials and got great support when I had a question.

    S
    Samantha Moorhouse (Melbourne, AU)
    Mastered the meadow skirt? This is definitely the next pattern to take on!

    I live the meadow skirt and I love the fernway coulottes. I'd almost say it's move versatile than the skirt (which is hard to beat) because of the 3 lengths you can get some very different looks for all seasons. I've made little Linnen shorts and cashmere full length pants and everything in between.

    A
    Amanda Mariano (Houston, US)
    A Joy to Sew!

    My mother and I made these as a sew along to keep us busy during social distancing. The video instructions were such a helpful addition! And the end results are a pair of very wearable pants that are so comfortable!