“Who Made it Best?”- Challenge

Who Made It Best is a friendly challenge hosted by Melissa of Mahalica Designs, where she pairs up with a fellow blogger and we sew 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 for who made it best!

Who Made It Best: The Lander Shorts

We chose the Lander shorts pattern by True Bias. I have sewn up many True Bias patterns and I already had the Lander Pants on my summer sewing list! When Melissa asked me to join her in this challenge, I figured now was the perfect time to get my butt in gear and sew them up!

For some reason, sewing my own jeans has seemed scary. The weird thing is, when I was in design school I wanted to be a denim wear designer and my whole senior collection was denim. That was ages ago and I guess I have had plenty of time to talk myself out of it. It is so silly because after sewing the shorts version of the pattern, it was a breeze. The only issues I even encountered were the pants/shorts were a little big. I believe that by sizing down, I’ll have the perfect fit!

For my version, I chose a lighter weight cotton from Art Gallery: it’s from the Gramercy collection, called Central Park Fog.  I really love fun prints (well, I flock to them!), and when I saw this one, I thought they would make perfect lander shorts. I also chose to add some larger white buttons that would pop! I think they gave the shorts a fun vintage feel. I can’t wait to make another pair!img_5594


My favorite part of participating in this challenge is meeting a fellow sewista in person! Melissa and I are Insta friends and she has even tested my patterns before, but we never actually met in person. It’s always great to talk sewing with someone who has the same passion as you.



In my opinion, Melissa made them best. She converted her zipper to a side zip. She also used some awesome wooden buttons and changed the shape of the front pocket opening. Her shorts came out very sailor-ish, and I absolutely adore them! Having a flat front also makes them uber flattering! You can check out her blog post here. She talks about her plans and she will be posting a step-by-step tutorial in the near future so you can get her look!




So who do you think made it best? Let us know what you think. Vote here!

PS. The top I am wearing is also memade! I modified  the top from the Vernazza two piece swimsuit pattern. I lengthened the waistband to create a crop top.


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