For this month’s Minerva Crafts make, I’ve made the Lander pants!
I’ve always loved the True Bias Lander pants on other people but I never thought they’d look good on me. I think I just didn’t relate body shape wise to the people and the versions I was seeing on social media.
In particular, I didn’t think the exposed button front crotch would work. My lower tummy/ crotch/ hip region is definitely a “bigger” area on me and not something I would want emphasised which I felt the buttons do. (It’s the way they pull and make those horizontal creases!).
Despite that, I really liked the general shape of these trousers. I totally have a thing for high waisted cropped pants!
So, I thought I’d give it a whirl and see how it turns out!
I picked out a fun light pink babycord for this make. I think a heavier cord might felt a bit more sturdy for trousers but I love how soft these are!
I decided to forgo the button opening and put in a zipped fly instead. I did this by altering the front pattern piece to have a “grown on” fly piece similar to the Closet Case Ginger jeans. I then just followed the Ginger jeans fly instructions step by step!
It worked a treat!
It’s a little creased – I’d been wearing it all day at this point! – but I really love how they’ve turned out.
They’re cute and fun to wear and I think they’ll work trans-seasonally too! I want to try this pattern in some denim at some point. I think this pattern would look really good in a more typical jeans style!