With the Lander Sewalong starting on Monday, I wanted to jump in and give you some information and inspiration when it comes to fabric and notions for your pants and shorts. The pattern calls for medium to heavy bottomweight fabrics with little to no stretch. Keep in mind your machine and how it handles multiple layers of heavy fabric when considering the fabric you choose. I sewed all of my samples up in the Robert Kaufman Ventana twill which is a great fabric for this project. There are tons of colors which you can find here. But don't limit yourself to just twill for this project either. You can also use corduroy, heavier weight linens, and denims to name a few options. I really like using linen for a more spring/summer look and denim for something more fall winter. I've grouped some great options below into solids and prints. Solids wawak or Taylor Tailor if you are in the US. I have ordered through both and they are high quality and won't pop open once attached. Most of the ones you find at the big box stores are going to have plastic parts that just don't hold up over time. And there is nothing worse than your buttons popping off when you sit down. If you have good sources outside of the US please comment. Ok, I think that is it for now. I can't wait to get started on Monday. The schedule for the sewalong is as follows: Monday - Printing / Assembling your pattern Tuesday - Common Adjustments / Cutting / Marking Wednesday - Darts and Pockets Thursday - Crotch and Fly Friday - Waistband, buttons and Hem If you still need to buy the Lander Pant and Short Pattern you can buy the pdf here or preorder the paper pattern here.