Luna Fabric Inspiration

Over the course of the Luna Pantsalong, a bunch sponsors gave us suggestions for what fabrics they would recommend for a pair of Luna Pants. Now that the giveaway contests are all over, I’ve gathered them all into one post here. There are so, so many options; I’m sure these ideas will help you on your way to your next several pairs of Lunas!!

Andrea from Fabricworm recommended some gorgeous organic double gauze fabrics:

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top left: Wildland double gauze / right: Flight double gauze
bottom left: Wink double gauze / right: Elk Family double gauze

Emily at Jones and Vandermeer weighed in with these great ideas for Luna Pants:
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top left: Nani Iro Ori-some double gauze/ right: Liberty Bourton tana lawn
bottom left: Robert Kaufman Rayon Chambray / right: Cosmo Denim Effect double gauze

Cloud9 Fabrics doesn’t have a retail shop, but you can find their certified organic fabrics in a lot of fabric shops; they have a handy “Where to Buy” right on their website so you can see which stores carry your favorite prints. Here’s what the folks at Cloud9 recommend for Lunas:

Cloud9 Fabrics Inspirationtop left: Moody Blues voile / right: Desert Rose double gauze
bottom left: Threads double gauze / right: Yucca voile

Fat Quarter Shop suggested these soft, lightweight Denim Studio denims from Art Gallery Fabrics. I love the simple prints!

FQS 4 fabric recstop left: Ragged Daisies / right: Distressed Triangles
bottom left: Casted Loops / right: Pointelle Rings

Chelsea at Bobbie Lou’sFabric Factory recommended some lawns, double gauze, and voile — all great choices for a pair of lightweight summer Lunas:
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top left: Flight double gauze / right: Limestone Fee voile
bottom left: Sunrise cotton lawn/ right: Mystery Food cotton lawn

Perusing Robert Kaufman Fabrics‘ amazing Instagram feed, I fell in love with a lot of the solids/semi-solids and yarn dyes. These would all sew up into lovely basic garments that you can wear with just about anything. I especially like all the neutral options they offer. Here are some of my picks for Luna Pants from their countless fabric collections:

Robert Kaufman fabrics for Luna

top left: Double Gauze Chambray Dobby / right: Manchester (new colors this season)
bottom left: Manchester Metallic / right: Essex Yarn Dyed linen-cotton

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top left: Textured Cotton in peacock / right: Cotton Silk Radiance in gold
bottom left: Wool Flannel in gray heather / right: Cherries rayon

For today’s fabric inspiration, Karen at Honey Be Good recommends these lovely fabrics for Luna Pants:

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top left: Scattered Floral knit / right: Threads double gauze
bottom left: Wink poplin / right: Threads double gauze

As I’ve mentioned before, I love the idea of using knits for Luna and showed my knit pair here! I can’t say enough wonderful things about the Cloud 9 knits (though, obviously, I am biased); they are so soft and are a great medium weight interlock. Double gauze is a favorite pick of mine for these pants, and poplin would work perfectly for a slightly more structured look.

2 thoughts on “Luna Fabric Inspiration

  1. Any chance you can tell me what fabric you used for the pattern listing photo? The jade green with the flowers and small stripe bands? I’ve made two pairs, already, and would love to have some out of that fabric. Thanks for such an awesome pattern!

    • hi Laney – that fabric is from Leah Duncan’s “Meadow” collection for Art Gallery Fabrics.

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