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Summer Stylin’ – True Bias Lander Shorts and Ogden Cami

When you live in a place where it’s summer for 9 months out of the year, you need good warm weather staples. True Bias offers two of the best patterns to make your summer a little more bearable – the Lander Pants/Shorts and Ogden Cami.


I’ve made both patterns before (here and here), so both of these were very quick to put together. And they both used leftover fabric from previous projects! The Ogden Cami was made from a leftover pinstripe shirting fabric from one of my Granville shirts and the Lander Shorts were made from a leftover linen blend fabric from this Simplicity skirt.img_3237-245674313.jpg

For the Ogden, I made a straight size 10. Previously, I sewed an 8 on top blending into a 10 at the waist and hips. The all-over 10 is very roomy, which is perfect when it’s too hot for any clothes…

I made a size 12 in the Lander Shorts and made the following adjustments:

  • Took in each back dart 1/4 inch
  • Curved the waistband
  • Interfaced both button bands for stability
  • Graded the hip curve out 3/8 inch

The shirting fabric is a little stiff for the cami, so I usually just tie it at the waist so it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing a tent. The Landers are perfect for styling it this way since they’re high-waisted.img_3241-1261089600.jpg

I used a not-so-matchy-matchy blue thread for the top stitching on the Landers since I was too lazy to buy more thread. I also used a black and white Fleur de Lis quilting cotton for the pocket lining, which unfortunately you can see peeking through. 😦img_3243-1868451026.jpg

But look at that fit! I’m so happy I can make shorts that fit so well by making only minimal adjustments. img_3246-1424704635.jpg

I also like the coverage of the back pockets… a big booty needs big pockets.img_3248224169089.jpg

I am super excited about my new summer outfit! Big kudos to True Bias for making high quality patterns that are the perfect staples!

What summer sewing have you been doing? Or how about winter sewing for my friends way down south? 😉


14 thoughts on “Summer Stylin’ – True Bias Lander Shorts and Ogden Cami

  1. I love these Landers! The fit is totally ace. The length is super flirty and summery, too! (Note to self: make a pair or two this short… 😉 ) The cami tied in the front is adorable and yes, perfect with the high-waisted cut of the shorts.

    My summer sewing is still in full “Go!” mode, and I’m not sure what my next project(s) will be yet. I need tops, and would love more shorts, but dresses are easier to style for work this time of year so it’s hard to choose! I still haven’t made any more Ogdens and seriously want/need to–I keep getting distracted, lol!


    1. Thank you! Yay for summer sewing! I reassessed my closet and realized i have too many summer clothes, so maybe I should get started on fall/winter apparel… it’s just hard to when it’s hot ALL THE TIME. I totally agree with the dresses for work thing – ain’t nobody got time for coordinating a top and bottom! But I admit I am jealous you get to wear your Lander shorts to work. ;-p

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    1. Oh wow, thanks so much!!! What fun!! I’ll definitely participate but will have to join in a little later – I’m in the middle of a move right now which I’ll post about (hopefully) soon that will make things a little slower on the blogging front for a while. But I’ll put the Mystery Blogger in my to-do list for sure! 😀 Hugs!


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