I have had the PDF of the True Bias Lander Pants printed out and ready to go since they were first released but I was waiting for the perfect fabric to come along.
I recently got the most stunning linen/viscose blend into the shop and knew that it would be a match made in heaven. I chose the beige colour for my first pair of Landers, but I know I will be making a pair in the black colour way very soon too!
I decided to make the cropped trousers as Spring is finally here in the UK and I am feel that my wardrobe is missing some seasonally appropriate garments.
I lined the pockets in this cute green cotton fabric – the pocket linings aren’t visible at all, but I know they are there!
The construction of the trousers was pretty simple – the instructions for the fly front and very straight forward and they only took me about 5 hours to make from cutting out the pattern to last stitch.
The only adjustments I made were to take the back seam in by about half and inch and to take the side seams in by quarter of an inch on both sides. As these are high waisted and I have a big difference between my waist and hips, I prefer to nip them in as much as possible to avoid that dreaded gape at the back when I sit down.
I used these lovely wooden buttons for the closure and I think it gives them a really classic look.
Overall, I couldn’t be more pleased with these. The fabric was a dream to work with and, due to the viscose content, its softer and doesn’t crease as much as regular linen.
I think the combo of the landers with my cropped Closet Case Patterns Kalle shirt will be one of my favourite looks this Spring.