The Landers are an itch I’ve wanted to scratch for ages.
These are the Lander Pant by True Bias. The Lander has a high waist and button fly and a wide leg which is bang on trend. Easy front and back patch pockets, belt loops, and a straight fit through the legs. It comes as a short, a cropped leg and a ankle leg.
These are the cropped leg, although not actually that cropped on my 5ft 3 frame.
This lovely light weight mustard beautiful buttery soft mustard denim is from Fabworks, but not available on line. I knew exactly what this fabric was meant for when I saw it in between lockdowns. It is so soft, a perfect spring/summery weight.
I feel I’m channelling Carey Mulligan from The Dig set in the 1930’s in this outfit.
I wanted a loose fitted pant. I didn’t want the fabric distorting at the button fly. There is zip expansion back available too.
I graded from a 10 at the waist to a 8 at the hip.
The outer leg seam is purposely 1 inch wide to allow for adjustments to be made. But remarkably when I tried them on at basting stage ( the pattern tells you when) they were absolutely perfect, with no adjustments. Remarkable!!
However the wind was soon taken from my sails once I added the straight waist piece. I had read that many had come up against a problem with the straight waist and had replaced it with a curved waist band. They were right. Mine just stuck right up, away from my waist.
I didn’t want to unpick the whole waist band so I unpicked the top stitching, unfolded the band and inserted 3 darts which are completely hidden by the belt loops.
I’ve seen others make these up as a more formal pant, which I’d love to try too.
I will use a zip fly next time, and possibly size down half a size, using a heavier weight fabric. I’ll incorporate the front pockets inside the trouser legs and perhaps use rear welt pockets.
But I can tell you these are soooo comfy.
So, now I’m just waiting on summer!
Love, Lucie x