Here is another free pattern to add to your collection of sewing projects for the summer! This pattern is designed for sewing with knits only and comes in sizes 6 to 22. The finished garment measurements are printed on the pattern.
Get the pattern download here: http://sew-whats-new.net/srwg
"Modern English use of the word culottes describes a split or bifurcated skirt or any garment which "hangs like a skirt, but is actually pants." During the Victorian Era (mid- to late-nineteenth century European culture) long split skirts were developed for horseback riding so that women could sit astride a horse with a man's saddle rather than riding side-saddle. Horse-riding culottes for women were controversial because they were used to break a sexual-taboo against women riding horses when they were expected to hide their lower limbs at all times. Later, split skirts were developed to provide women more freedom to do other activities as well, such as gardening, cleaning, bike riding, etc. and still look like one is wearing a skirt..."