Lander shorts by True Bias

Yet, one more month has nearly passed this year. I don’t know if this is just me, but I feel like 2018 is going way to quick!!

Enough of complaining Monika, let’s focus on the positive instead.

July’s #sewmystyle2018 gave all participants a choice of making either a Lander pants by True Bias or a Forsythe trousers by Blank Slate Patterns. I chose to sew a pair of Lander shorts, purely because of this hot weather we are having in UK this summer.


The pattern

Lander shorts or pants comes with a massive front patch pockets, which are amazing and a smaller back pockets, which I decided to omit. The high waisted style of the pants is perfect to wear with tops tucked in and some hills for a going out look, or can be dressed down for more casual look. This is what I like the most about those shorts.

The button fly is a focus fiture of this pattern and is surprising very easy to sew….however my Jenome struggled to make button holes thought so many layers of fabric.

Pattern adjustments

I have made size 16 based on my hip measurements and did not make any major alternation to this pattern.

I followed the instruction as it is, which does help with getting the right fit around hips and waist because you sew the side seams once button fly and crouch seam is completed. The pattern includes a wide side seam allowance of 1 inch to give room for a better fit. This in theory is  a great idea, however I have realised that the crouch seam at the front is too long for me, so I ended up with an excess of fabric. It does not bother me that much, but I would alter it when making a full length pants version.

Saying that, I still lowered the waist all around by 1.5 cm, because the waist band was sitting way to high on me.

I am not sure if this is due to my fabric choice – stretch cotton, but I had to take in the side seam by 2 cm on each side too.

Final thoughts

Overall I really like this pattern and I’m not surprised why it is so popular among the sewing community, however I would prefer for the waistband to be curved and not straight, as it better hugs the body.


~what are your thoughts on Landers?~

Monika xxx

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