A few weeks ago when i was chatting to you all about the inspirations and ideas behind the Tania culottes, a few of you brought up the topic of scarring culotte experiences. So today i thought i’d share mine!
When i was about 9 years old i was a Brownie – and the uniforms were crazy adorable. Like really really adorable. I think the reason i loved Brownies so much was the fact that i got to wear that little brown Peter Pan collar outfit every week. The only badges i earned were for sewing and painting (duh hehe). So when i outgrew Brownies, i decided to try Girl Guides/Scouts. I wasn’t as lucky in the uniform department this time. The uniform was (*cough*) a polo shirt and culottes. The bad kind of culottes. CRINGE. Talk about scarring. I did not want to leave the house in those babies. It was just plain upsetting. Worse still, i was 12 and reaching that awkward stage where i really didn’t want anything to make my butt look big and stick me in unflattering shorts that went below my knees. No thank you.
There’s a bit more to it (way too much camping, with way too many ants) – but basically Girl Guides died a quick death for me after a few weeks in those crappy culottes. (yes it is important to make life choices based on fashion, k?).
Ok your turn. Have you ever been forced to wear the hideous, scary, terribly scarring version of culottes?! or do i win?
Thank goodness for Tania! The madness can end.
[Make this look]
Bottoms: Megan Nielsen Tania culottes // Kit or Pattern
Top: Megan Nielsen Briar cropped tshirt // Pattern + similar fabric + variation tutorial
Shoes: Country Road // Eve
Necklace: Merl Kinzie // Clydes Rebirth