Update: Luna Pants Pattern is now available! buy now
It’s time to get ready, because my Luna Pant Sewing Pattern is almost here! I’m so excited to launch this pattern; it’s such a fun and quick sewing project and everyone who has made these pants so far has been so geeked about them.
This pattern will be the first of a new set of patterns that I plan to release under the label “Presto patterns.” The idea behind Presto patterns is that they will be simple and easy to make, are drafted and tested with the same level of care as the rest of my patterns, but include more abbreviated instructions and only one view rather than multiple views. My working vision for Presto patterns is that they will be “quick and easy patterns for the confident sewist.” I’d like to point out that confident doesn’t necessarily mean experienced; I know plenty of beginner sewists who are successful simply because they are confident that they can learn. Just look at how many of you have learned to sew using just the internet and indie sewing patterns! I’m inspired by that daily.
My previous patterns have included an eBook for the instructions; I’ve always intended these to hand-hold and instruct the user, but let me be frank: they are incredibly time-consuming to write and edit. In addition, I’ve found that adding multiple views to each pattern seems simple in theory but ends up being logistically complicated in practice. Since my work hours are limited this year with Hugo at home with me part-time, I’ve had to make a decision about priorities: is it better to take half a year to produce a pattern, or is it better to use a different tactic? I decided that most people would probably prefer to wait a shorter time between when I announce a pattern and its release, so we made the instructions shorter. I also think that this blog can be a great place to showcase and instruct pattern hacks, so we’ll make sure that we include plenty of tutorials on the blog for making variations.
As a result, Presto patterns will be smaller files and simpler patterns, and we will sell them at a lower price than my other women’s PDF patterns. The Luna Pants PDF pattern will sell for just $12 rather than $16. I hope you’re excited about that!
For details about the pattern, including size charts, yardage, and more, visit the Luna Pants page: made-by-rae.com/Luna