Soooo remember how I made DD a pair of “ugly” plaid pants? (And by “ugly” I mean AWESOME.)
Well, I figured a couple who plaids together stays together, so I made myself some matching plaid pants from the True Bias Lander Pants pattern!
Isn’t this $#!t crazy??
To make it even crazier, I didn’t even bother to match the plaid. Well, that’s not the whole truth. I at least tried to match it across the front and side seams, but I just suck at matching plaid, OK?
So let’s talk about this pattern! I fell in love with the Lander Pants as soon as I saw them for sale. I have never worn this super-’70’s type of pant before (high waist/straight wide leg), but I totally dig the patch pockets… if you can see them through the jungle of stripes…
I sewed a straight size 12 and I thought I would have to make a ton of adjustments since my booty is a little more voluptuous than average. Well, I was wrong and I am so happy about it! I only needed to take the side seams out at the hips at 3/8 inch and take in the back darts at 1/4 inch each. I also added 1 inch to the length since I’m a bit taller than the 5’5″ lady for whom the pattern is drafted. That’s it!
The button fly was suuuuper easy to sew, too! I’ve only sewn a zipper fly before with the Ginger Jeans and Jedediah Pants. I like how the buttons add a little more interest to an already interesting pair of pants. I used bronze jeans buttons I bought from Amazon and they go with the fabric perfectly!
Oh, look who decided to drop in!
I got a lot of compliments on these at work (for some reason) and a few people recognized the fabric from DD’s plaid Jedediahs. One coworker joked that I’m supposed to make the entire supervisory staff matching pants, lol!
DD only told me, “Your legs look really long.” I’ll take that as a compliment. 😉
I have to say that this random home decor fabric does really well as pants! These pictures were taken after a whole day of wear and they haven’t stretched out at all.
They are also pretty good to move around in, too! I’ve been so used to constricting skinny jeans that it’s nice to change it up with roomy wide-legged pants. The high waist also doesn’t knock the wind out of me when I bend over like my high-waisted Ginger Jeans do so hooray for that!
I’m also digging the back pockets which are huuuge but work so well with my generous badunk. If you can see them…
I used the same red quilting cotton and maroon top-stitching as DD’s Jedediahs. When you’re gonna match your S.O., you go all the way.
I’ve already cut out some navy linen blend fabric for some Lander shorts because I need more Landers in my life NOW.
I’ve seen some Lander love going around the interwebs lately – have you made them yet? If not, I highly recommend them!