LANDER PANTS SEWING PATTERN
Pattern: Lander Pants by True / Bias
Fabric: Mulberry colored Corduroy Fabric, similar HERE
- Well, the pattern itself is great. Technically consistent with all other True / Bias patterns.
- If you have a full derriere like me, you will need to do a full butt adjustment. Otherwise the fabric will simply sag under your booty making a very unattractive pant. My quick fix was to add a dart, which makes for an odd seam placement and ends up emphasizing my booty even more. Oh well. At least the pants fit great, odd seam and all. But the pattern itself needs to be altered to fit me properly for next time.
- The pattern is made for someone who is 5’5″ tall. I happen to be 5’4″, so that works good for me. Although I still tended to make them too short, as my pants can truly only be worn with flats. I am wearing them with heels in the photos since that was all I had with me for the trip to Nashville.
- This is a tricky pattern to work with if you are in between sizes. Naturally I had to go between an 8 and a 12 for my waist to my hips, but I was really more between the 8 & 10. Like a 9? So I naturally graded accordingly. But some pattern pieces don’t allot for in between sizes the way they are prepared on paper. I had to do some guesswork. That part worked out ok though.
- I nip-tucked like a mofo on this pattern. She said not to alter the waist once you were trying them on…I altered the waist. I had to alter the side seams, the hips, the under butt seam (Lol). These pants would have been so baggy on me if I had not! Not sure if I simply cut too large in haste, or if there was just a lot of room for ease in the pattern itself. But with the nip tucks it all worked out.
Ok. So definitely not my most successful sewing creation to date, I still got a lot of compliments on the pants while wearing them out and about. I love the high button waist, and the comfort of the pants while wearing them. They help to hold in any belly bulge you might not love. I would like to try to make these pants again in a sturdy denim, using an updated pattern draft to accommodate my body shape. But all in all, I would recommend this pattern. Especially if you happen to have the body of someone that fits into JCrew clothes, because I think this pattern works well with the body shape that JCrew uses for their clothing. I hope this helps!