lander shorts

This time last year, our little family moved from Sydney to the Blue Mountains. It was a hectic time; my husband and I had quit our full-time jobs to run our own business; packing and unpacking an entire unit was exhausting enough, not to mention doing it with a 14 month old toddler… With all of this going on, I still (somehow) had time to sew!

MBM_Lander Shorts 04

These Landers were my first pair of me-made shorts. I had to grade between sizes for the perfect fit, and I’m glad I did. These are the most comfortable shorts I have ever worn.

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Any pair of shorts I had ever bought RTW were always too tight around my thighs, to the point where I would have red marks on my legs after a days wear. As you can see, I have no such problem with the Landers.

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This was also my first time sewing a button fly. The instructions are very well written, and it all came together very easily. I love the contrast between the olive linen and the blond colour of the buttons, it all feels very ‘natural’.

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  • Pattern brand/name/number: Lander Pants/Shorts by True Bias
  • Style, size: View A, 12 at the waist, graded to 14 at the hips
  • Fabric: 100% olive linen from The Remnant Warehouse, facing is leftover cotton from my stash
  • Notions: 4 blond wooden buttons, iron-on interfacing, matching thread
  • Modifications/alterations: 
    • As mentioned, the only change I made was to grade from a size 12 at the waist to a 14 at the hips

These shorts have seen a lot of wear over the last year, and it’s now finally warm enough to wear them again!

Mitty x

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