I have made the Lander Pants pattern so many times and I still absolutely love this pattern! Maybe you remember the linen pair I shared over here on the Fabric Mart Blog! This time I wanted my Lander Pants to look a little more like jeans. I grabbed some denim fabric from Fabric Mart (it's no longer in stock, but look around and see what other denim they have). The denim I sewed these Landers with have 0 stretch and are 100% cotton. The fabric is pretty stiff and rigid, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
You may be looking at these pants and thinking they look a little different than the Landers you have seen. I made a handful of changes. First, I created a scooped front pocket by laying my Ginger Jeans pattern piece right on top of the Lander Pattern. I also used the pocket bag patterns pieces from the Ginger Jeans. The next big change was the button fly. I polled the family on what they thought I should do, button fly or zipper, and the vote was unanimous, zipper. I used the Lander Pant zipper expansion for the zipper pattern.
Onto the next change, the back pockets. I used the back pocket pattern piece from the Ginger Jeans to give these Landers a true jeans look. The last change I made was the waistband. The Lander Pants Pattern comes with a straight waistband, and I wanted a curved waistband to fit a little more snuggly. Again, I used the Ginger Jeans waistband pattern. Maybe I should be calling these the Lander Ginger mashup!
These Lander Pants turned out exactly how I had hoped! I'm not the trediest dresser, so these cropped wide leg jeans feel like I am stepping a little outside my comfort zone, but I love them! It's kind of fun to try new styles, and what better way to do it than when you are sewing!
Want to hear a bit about the Kalle Shirt? This pattern comes with so many options, which I love! This is a mix between a few different views. View A is a cropped view, which I have sewed before and it's a little too cropped for me. Instead, I used the length of the back pattern piece of view A and lengthened the front to match! I then used the curved hem (finished with bias binding) from view B. View A is finished with a facing and I love that, but it didn't work with the full button placket I was wanting.
That's it for the Kalle Shirt! Alright, I better run back and finish packing for summer camp! I hope your summer is off to a great start. Below I have a quick little recap so you can easily find the patterns, fabric and modifications I made!
Pattern: Lander Pants
Fabric: denim from Fabric Mart (no longer in stock)
Modifications: I used so many pattern pieces from Ginger Jeans, front pockets, back pockets, waistband. Also used the lander pants zipper expansion pattern.
Pattern: Kalle Shirtdress
Fabric: cotton shirting from Fabric Mart
Modifications: I combined view A and B, lengthening the front pattern piece of view A to match the length of the back. I used the hem finish of view B.