Casual Friday = Lander Pants!

January 26, 2018

(Português no fim)

Hi! Friday it's finally here... It was a busy week around here! I got nothing done, I've been entertaining family that came to visit! 
I've been wanting to make some jeans for me for a long time but wasn't sure about the pattern until I saw the Lander Pants (by True Bias), it was the "shape" I was looking for and it appeared to be not so complicated to sew... Bang! Perfect fit and a breeze to make!
I'm thin but my waist is big, meaning that my hips are the same size as my waist. When something falls at the waist I always choose the size according to waist measurements. I'm not a muslim person so I decided to make some shorts to test the size and make the pants after (if I screw up I waist less fabric on the shorts than on the pants). The result, it was way to big! I've ended up making the pants 2 sizes smaller (they sit at the hips not at the waist, strange right? All the pictures I've seen they look like they sit at the waist...). Size and waist/hip sit was not my only problem, the waist band pattern piece was too small, I'm sure I've made something wrong but found the same problem on both sizes I've made, I just added a couple of cm to it and all solved! Also, next time I have to add some cm to the bottom, they were a little short.
The Lander Pants are the best pants I have in my closet, it's a wash and use all the time king of relationship LOL
Here are the shorts (made exactly according to the pattern and instructions)
And the pants... You know me by now, you know about my little problem of having to hack every single pattern LOL. I've omitted the front buttons, except the top one and used snaps. I prefer hidden closures for pants.

Ola! Finalmente Sexta-Feira... Foi uma semana atribulada por aqui! Nao fiz nada, andei a entreter a familia que veio ca passar uns tempos!
Há imenso tempo que ando para fazer umas calças de ganga para mim mas nao estava a encontrar o molde até que vi as Lander Pants (de True Bias), era exactamente o "formato" que andava à procura e nao pareciam muito complicadas de fazer... Bang! Assentam que nem uma luva e sao muito fáceis de fazer!
Sou magrinha mas a minha cintura é enorme, ou seja, nao tenho cintura, é exactamente do memos tamanho das minhas ancas. Quando o molde assenta na cintura escolho sempre o molde de acordo com a medida da mesma. Nao sou de fazer uma prova primeiro com um tecido qualquer, por isso decidi fazer primeiro uns calçoes para testar o tamanho e só depois fazer as calças (se fizer asneira estrago menos tecido nuns calçoes que numas calças). O resultado, estavam enormes! Acabei por fazer dos tamanhos abaixo (a mim ficam pelas ancas e nao pela cintura, estranho?!? Todas as fotografias que vejo as calças ficam na cintura...). Mas o tamanho e a historia de ancas/cintura nao foi o meu único problema, a peça do molde da cintura era pequena. De certeza que a culpa é minha e fiz alguma coisa errada, mas aconteceu-me o mesmo para os dois tamanhos que fiz, tive que adicionar uns cm. As próximas que fizer tenho também que adicionar uns cm em baixo, ficaram curtas.
As Lander Pants sao as calças que tenho no armário que mais gosto, é uma relaçao de vai a lavar e volta a vestir constantemente LOL
Os calçoes fiz exactamente de acordo com as instruçoes. Mas as calças... Vocês já me conhecem, sabem do meu pequeno problema de ter que alterar sempre qualquer coisa nos moldes LOL. Substitui os botoes por molas, excepto o de cima de todos. Gosto mais dos "fechos" escondidos para calças ;-)


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  1. These look AWESOME on you! I was secretly hoping you would be making these trousers, as we are approximately the same height (I wouldn't flatter myself to say "size", haha don't worry). I love the hack you did - the clean front is so nice! And I'm totally with you on having to make muslins. ;)

    1. You have to make it! It would look great on you... :-). Miss you!

  2. I used to be with you on making muslins, but I am trying to get used to them. I have so much crap fabric anyway hahaha The pants turned out to be super! Love the concealed buttons! I am still too chicken to sew the pants... maybe One day!

    1. I would say this ones are much easier than jeans... You should make it! It's a breeze to sew, not complicated at all! Miss you!

  3. These look fabulous on you!! My waist and hips are close in size too. Thanks for the sizing info.

    1. I love them! The fit is perfect! :-)

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