I’ve put together a couple of inspiration boards from my Pants! board on Pinterest to give you some ideas for Luna Pants sewing. Even though some of these differ in shape from Luna, I like to imagine a similar fabric with Luna’s shape, or just use the images to envision how I would style the pants for everyday or dressy wear.
You can see how fabric choice really changes a pair of pants, as well as the styling. A star print on a dark double gauze background would be lovely (1), and a drapey rayon on a dark background could give you a completely different look (2). A tribal or large geometric print could be really stunning if you’re going for a statement pair (3), and adding a drawstring and using a knit fabric (I’ll post tutorials on both as part of the sewalong!!) would make this pattern into something perfect for yoga class (4)! I also love how you can dress these up (a pale solid double gauze, silk, or rayon could help you recreate these) by adding a blazer and a dressy shoe (5).
I love floral pants (maybe you remember this pair), and I’ve seen a number of lovely floral prints lately that would work nicely for this look (6). A small geometric print on a dark background is a much more subtle look (7). I find that I’m drawn towards dark prints for these pants (8,9) for a more every day look. I think a yarn-dyed woven or chambray could reproduce the look in the center (8) nicely (again, with a drawstring, stay tuned for a tutorial), and a solid lawn or voile in navy or black makes them more conservative. More interesting prints are always fun, and you could just use a colorful geometric print (10), or even use a border print of some sort to create a stripe on the side of the front panels (11).
I’ve mentioned a few different types of fabric (rayon, double gauze, lawn, voile, chambray) that I have found work nicely for this pattern; I’ll try to offer some tips for sewing with some of these types of fabrics as the sewalong progresses since each has its own set of unique properties. I hope this post gave you some fun ideas for your next pair of Luna Pants!
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Are you sewing along with our Luna Pantsalong? All you have to do to participate is show us one or more photo(s) of your Luna pants, either in progress (a pile of fabric! your cut pieces! as you sew a seam!), or finished (on a hanger! on you!), to one or more of the following spots online:
Your blog: Post photos and link back to one of my Pantsalong posts (so I can see it in my trackbacks).
Facebook: Post photos and use the tag #lunapantsalong, then share your post on my timeline.
Flickr: Post photos in the Luna Pants photo pool.
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