Sunday, 29 July 2018

Lander Shorts





beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com

Holup, what is this? DID I SEW FOR MYSELF? why yes i did! and in fact i've been doing it a lot lately it's just the bit where i take proper nice photos of myself, upload them, figure out how to edit them on my laptop that has 0 storage (legit, it won't even do the latest update bc there's no room for it :,) don't buy cheap laptops, kids) and then write a blog post that is lacking here!

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com



HOWEVER i've been wanting to sew these up for a while, it's just been super hard with LIFE and all that, but the Sew My Style project makes me get my butt into gear with this and i'm pretty stoked actually. This pair of Lander Shorts is a workable muslin, because there's a few fit adjustments i'd like to make on the next pair but really they're pretty amazing as is!

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com


So these are the Lander Pants, but as shorts, and i did sew them up with fabric that has a bit of stretch to it. That means that when i sew up another pair i'll have to make sure it's that same sort of fabric otherwise i'll just make another working muslin in non-stretchy fabric. I had a few fun adventures with these! So the measurement chart meant that i was a size 6 on the hips and a size 12 on the waist,  i went with a size 6 length and they're a perfect length to be honest. I don't really understand WHY it keeps happening to me, but every time i go carefully by the measurements, i need to take in like an inch on each side at the waist anyway? Should i go a straight size 6 next time? i'm not sure i have the guts for that ahha, but maybe I will?

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com

there's so many butt shots of these shorts but really my butt is my favourite part of my body AND these shorts make it look even cuter! ANYWAY. I was reading through a bunch of reviews first before i started cutting anything out, and cleverly i thought i'd follow miss make's edits on her landers without even trying the standard pattern for myself. turns out i didn't need to add 2" bc i have a really short torso (i'm all leg) so after adding the two inches in height to my pattern it was like, under my boobs which was FINE but my body shape and the stripes weren't working out so great there lmao. It was completely unnecessary for me to do that!

I did alter the front curve of the shorts to match the Ginger Jeans i haven't finished making BUT i did get a perfect crotch curve fit on those so i just traced it onto these landers as well :D

I swapped the butt pockets out for some cute heartshaped ones! I'm going to lower them, they're a bit too high, but I'm living for them, what do you think?? I tried to match up the stripes but the darts in the butt sort of messed up that idea lmao

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com

So i know that it might be different because this is stretch fabric but i had to take it in SO Much at the waist. i did 4cm on each sideseam originally AND 2cm on each dart and then after that I had to take in another 4cm at the sideseams. That's so much. I don't know, I'll sew them up in a straight woven fabric and see what happens but i'm pretty sure i'm not actually needing to be a 12 at the waist?


beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com

 The waistband was a bit boxy, and i had to take about an inch and a half in at the sideseams after i put the waistband on, but i cinched in a tiny too much. However i love them so much, i don't mind the fit at all even though i can look at it very critically and see all the things i want to change. I have some other fabrics in my stash that don't have any stretch to them that i'd love to sew up for this pattern so hopefully i can bust a few more pairs out!

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com

 I didn't have too much trouble with these, really, which was a nice surprise! I did dumb stuff like with the front pockets which would have been PERFECT until i had to take them down and in like 20 times. The pockets are still there, the openings are only big enough for like a dollar to get in there though ahah.

I really enjoyed sewing these! And they're insanely comfy. I just feel i'm at this level now where i want to sew all my own clothes now. I'm buying ready to wear like NOT AT ALL anymore because the fits are so bad and i KNOW i can do it myself so... why don't i? I've been wearing these shorts all afternoon and i legit can't get over how comfy they are. I MADE THEM!

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com

I adore the button fly, it's the first time i've done one and it's surprisingly easy to get in and out of and comfy too! I don't know why i'm so shocked, honestly, i sew kids clothes so much but for myself i just have super high standards I guess. I'm excited though!

beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com
beetlejuice lander shorts • www.max-california.com
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Thursday, 26 July 2018

Marty McFlurry & Giveaway!

There's only one styling that ever comes to mind whenever i think of these sorts of puffer vests (or any vests at all, really), and even though i'm not really a vest kind of girl there was no doubt that the puffin vest needed to be sewn up Marty McFly style for vin!

marty mcfly • sewn by max california


Did you know that the Project Run & Play competition also now features a PATTERN SHOP? heck yeh it does! The patterns available were ones developed by the designers especially for their Project Run & Play entries - how rad is that? Today i'm showcasing the Puffin Vest, made by Jess from Gracious Threads! You can see her original debut of the vest here for her Pokemon trainer look (so cute omg)

marty mcfly • sewn by max california

SO ANYWAY, i chose the puffin vest, i've been wanting to do a marty mcfly outfit for vinno for years and years, and now he's nine it's probably about time :,) The original pattern has either this mandarin-collar style or with a hood! Usually i'm all for hoods you know, but i wanted to keep this as OG McFly as usual so i went with just the collar stand

marty mcfly • sewn by max california

See that Y shape in the back? No biggie, just a FLUX CAPACITOR and it LIGHTS UP.

I felt like this vest just wasn't extra enough so that happened. I sewed a channel in between the red fabric and the fleece i was using to as insulation. i made a welt opening on the lining fabric so you could easily access the flux capacitor. It lights up from a pink shoelace ahha! It's easy to just take out to wash and then you just shove it all back in.

marty mcfly • sewn by max california
he can actually skate now, i'm so impressed *-*

marty mcfly • sewn by max california

marty mcfly • sewn by max california

So McFlurrys? When i was trying to explain my vision to Kat, this auto-correct happened



and then i just felt compelled to go with it I stitched a big M for McDonalds in the lining of the jacket because WHY NOT?

marty mcfly • sewn by max california
don't even think about inspecting that awful excuse for a welt opening ._. i legit just sewed two PERFECT ones for eddie's pants and then this :|

Each week a different section of the shop is going to be showcased (this week is outerwear!), which also means that you can get 20% off the patterns in that section only! The discount is already applied, so no code is necessary, but make sure you take advantage of this sale because audrey isn't planning on holding them very often!

Something else that is cool? The giveaway! You can win four patterns from the shop (one from each section) plus fabric! Enter below!



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Vin's just wearing clothes of his own underneath, but his denim jacket is one that i made for him! the legendary Zayn Jacket! I want to really quickly give a huge mention to Audrey of Skirt Fixation who has done an INCREDIBLE job of taking over Project Run & Play and creating this incredible new chapter of it. I'm really stoked to be a part of it all! You had the coolest vision, audrey, and seeing it actually come to fruition is a huge testament to your drive. You're so impressive!

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