Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Made by a Fabricista: Wide Leg Linen Pants



Summer is on us here in Florida.  Have the warm temperatures come to you yet? With the hot temps all I can think about is summer sewing. And synonymous with summer sewing is linen!

I am so excited to share these new wide leg linen pants with you! I feel like I have been hit or miss on getting pants to fit my body well, but these pants fit exactly the way I had envisioned!



Before I talk about the pattern, let me tell you a bit about the fabric. Fabric Mart has a large selection of linen, and for these pants, I specifically looked at the designer quality linen. This linen is dreamy. It has great drape, it is a great weight for tops or bottoms, and it is comfortable to wear! I snapped a picture of me walking to help you see the beautiful movement this fabric has!

Fabric Mart no longer has the black designer linen in stock, but I love so many of the other colors, especially this Paprika!




Okay, on to the pattern. These are the Lander Pants Pattern by True Bias. The Lander Pants is a high waist pant with an exposed button fly. The Lander Pant Pattern is drafted with a wide 1 inch seam on the outisde seam to help with shaping.



This is my third time sewing the Lander Pants, and I approached them a bit differently this time! I was looking for a wide leg, so I used 1/2 inch seam on the outside seam (instead of the 1 inch), tapered to a 1 inch seam at the waist, and I used the darts in the back to take in the waist a bit more!



These are truly the most comfortable pants I own!




Here's a quick recap of the sewing details:

Pattern: Lander Pant
Fabric: Black Designer Linen
Size: 6
Alterations: Used 1/2 inch seam on the outside seam (instead of 1 inch), adjusted the back darts to bring in the waist a bit, tapered to a 1 inch seam at the waist

Thank you so much Fabric Mart for the beautiful linen!  I cannot wait to sew something new out of this designer linen fabric!

Teresa Dandelion Drift


5 comments:

  1. You did a great job. I like the pockets. The fit is also good.

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  2. They look fantastic!! I recently used the designer quality linen for the first time and it is REALLY nice to work with! I have a pair of Lander pants planned... :)

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    1. Oh how exciting! I absolutely love this linen! And I can't wait to see your landers!

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