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Megan Nielsen midi length Tania culottes with pockets!

I’ve been dying to show you my current favourite pair of Tania culottes! I made this pair from a cotton linen blend from the Morrison warehouse sale (do you ever get tired of me talking about this sale? Sorry I’m running out of fabric so i’ll stop soon hehehe). I don’t usually wear light colour bottoms because well, I have three kids ;) Also I’m a bit clumsy. But this pair are getting quite the workout. I usually gravitate to all things grey, but this bone colour also seems to go with everyone – so i feel like i’m winning! It’s shocking that is pair have stayed relatively crisp given how much stuff me and my darlings spill everywhere.

Megan Nielsen midi length Tania culottes with pockets!

I have always loved my Tania culottes, but must admit that the pockets really do make them so much better! I’m definitely enjoying just throwing my keys and phone in my pockets on the school run and skipping the handbag completely. Ah the freedom. It’s strange how leaving your bag at home can make you feel so unencumbered. Anyone else in that boat with me?

Megan Nielsen midi length Tania culottes with pockets!

My one regret is the same regret i am every time i sew with linen – the wrinkles. I try to embrace them in theory… but in reality i spend an inordinate amount of time ironing them each time i wear them, and then cursing the second they get wrinkled.

With my culottes i’m also wearing my favourite Sudley blouse. It’s the cropped length, and made from the most lovely cotton silk blend from G Street fabrics back when we lived in Virginia. I love this fabric so much! I originally used it to make a Darling Ranges dress a few years ago, and then this Sudley sample which somehow *cough* made it’s way into my wardrobe after the photoshoot. I only have a few scraps left, really small ones, but i can’t bear to part with them. Perhaps it’s time to make another scrap quilt! I miss making those, but they do always feel like so much work.

Megan Nielsen midi length Tania culottes with pockets!

photography by Bronnie Joel

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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Diana
Diana
3 years ago

They are really lovely!

Barbara McKenzie
Barbara McKenzie
3 years ago

I quit carrying a handbag 10+ years ago – my shoulders love me for it! Obviously, I love pockets…. Your culottes are beautiful.

Barbara McKenzie
Barbara McKenzie
3 years ago
Reply to  Meg

Yes – I’d be lost without pockets! Mostly jeans, but also jackets with pockets. It helped that I retired 10 years ago, so I don’t need to carry “stuff” for work…

Barbara McKenzie
Barbara McKenzie
3 years ago
Reply to  Meg

Oh yes – I’d be lost without pockets! Mostly jeans, but also jackets with pockets. It helps that I also retired 10 years ago, so I don’t have to carry
“stuff” to work…

Sandy
Sandy
3 years ago

G street fabrics! Mom got my sisters wedding dress fabric from there 38 years ago! Memories….