Welcome back to Who Made It Best from mahlicadesigns.
Who Made It Best is a friendly challenge where one of my sewing friends joins me in making up the same pattern to see Who Made It Best. The challenge rules are simple: 1. We agree on a pattern to use 2. sew it up to suit our personal styles 3. share it with you and ask you to vote. (Oh, and we keep what we’re up to a secret from each other)
Arielle from Seen & Sewn Patterns has joined me in making up the Lander Shorts for this week’s challenge. Please also check out Arielle’s blog here to see her super cute version. Isn’t this print she choose wonderful?
The Lander Shorts are a high waist button fly short/pant pattern with optional expansion pack for a zipper fly.
I’ve already made a pair of Lander shorts (here) and pants (here) and was ready to try something different with this pair. My inspiration started with a picture of a side button closure and grew into a board of ideas for what I’m calling my Sail Away outfit.
The details I settled on for the shorts are an angled pocket opening, button fly closure moved to the side seam, and a high waist.
I’m wearing a Durango tank from Hey June that I modified with a lower neckline and a contrast piece at the lower bodice. Totally forgot to get photos of that- geesh.
** I’ll have a seperate blog post soon to walk you through how to make these modifications. (Find the tutorial here)
The Pattern: Lander Shorts made in size 6 and modified as described.
The Fabric: Khaki stretch twill from Simply By Ti. I only needed 1 yard!
So, who do you think made their Landers the best?
Please visit Seen & Sewn Patterns for more pictures of Arielle’s version, then place your vote for Who Made It Best. The poll will be on both blogs, so you can see both versions before you choose your favorite. Voting open for one week and results will be posted on Instagram.
You can also take a look at the Bronte Tee, Shoreline Boatneck, Sorbetto Top, Greenwood Tank, Cheyenne Tunic, Chi Town Chinos, and Ladies Caroline Dress that were part of past Who Made It Best challenges.