I love that fashion and style is cyclical and, if you wait long enough, everything comes back around again at some point. Although, I’m not sure how anyone is going to be able to bring the poodle skirt back to mainstream fashion… that one might be stuck in the 50’s forever. Anyways, I’m really into the 1970’s look that’s back in stores now and my new denim True Bias Lander Pants are giving me all the Brady Bunch vibes.
The Lander Pant was released when I was doing the Morgan Jeans Sewing Retreat at Fancy Tiger Crafts last month. Kelli from True Bias was in the retreat too and brought her samples to class one day for everyone to try on. The samples were amazing and I decided that I needed to make another pair of pants immediately. So, as soon as I hammered the last rivet in my Morgan Jeans, I cut the pattern for the True Bias Lander Pant with my remaining half bolt of Cone Mills denim. #SewAllTheDenim! (I have a Hampton Jean Jacket on deck so my Canadian tuxedo look is almost complete!)
Pattern: True Bias Lander Pant in view C
Fabric: 14 oz Selvage with Red ID Cone Mills Denim.This fabric is definitely on the thicker side so I’m pretty excited for it to soften with wear.
Notions: Jeans Plain Tack 27L Buttons in Antique Brass from Wawak
Modifications: I took 1.5 inches off the length/shorten line but, in retrospect, I should have left it alone because I didn’t have enough for the 3 inch hem with the heels I wanted to hem for. (For reference, I’m 5’3)
Also, I ended up taking the waist in by probably 1.5 to 2 inches total during my fitting before attaching the waistband, but I think that’s because I didn’t baste my pattern pieces and they stretched out since the waistband itself was still the right length.
I also interfaced the fly shield off a recommendation from Elizabeth of hyerhandmade.
Thoughts: I love these pants! The style is really awesome and the exposed button front is such a great detail and really make these pants amazing.
The pattern instructions are clear and there’s also a sewalong on the True Bias blog with photographs. I did end up referencing the sewalong a couple times to double check some steps.
The fit of these pants was spot on for me right out of the package, so I loved that (my measurements are about 34-27ish-37 depending on if I’ve snacked lately). I initially thought I needed to do a swayback adjustment, but then I ate lunch and it was fine. Also, since these pants sit at my natural waist and I’ve basically worn low to mid rise pants my whole life, I’ve realized there needs to be a little bit of ease there for things like sitting and meals.
Next Time: Next time I will leave the length alone and cut pattern without any modifications. Also, I think my next pair will be in a lighter weight fabric (hello, Robert Kaufman Vantana Twill!) to see how the drape compares. Plus, I loved the samples Kelly let me try on so much that I want to make the exact same ones.
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