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.
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.
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. 😦
But look at that fit! I’m so happy I can make shorts that fit so well by making only minimal adjustments.
I also like the coverage of the back pockets… a big booty needs big pockets.
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? 😉