These Luna Pants are my most recent pair and (naturally) my very favorite to wear right now. The print was designed by Leah Duncan for Cloud9 Fabrics and is part of the Yucca voile collection which is printed on a deliciously silky organic voile (her Lore collection — also shipping right now — is printed on quilting cotton and is equally lovely).
If you are trying to decide what kind of fabric to use for a pair of Luna Pants, I think voiles and lawns are wonderful fabrics for the pattern. They are incredibly stable, meaning they don’t fray or move around terribly while sewing, making them very easy to cut and handle. They’re also lightweight enough to work well for garments (as opposed to quilting cotton which is not as comfortable to wear).
Another thing to consider: dark backgrounds tend to do the best for pants, since lighter backgrounds tend to be more sheer, especially for voile and lawn. I completely forgot to take a photo of this but the waistband facing is a bright yellow quilting cotton from Leah’s Meadow line for Art Gallery (the same line, incidentally, that I made my green floral Lunas from). I just love Leah’s designs. She is definitely one of my favorite fabric designers!
I love that it’s possible to dress these pants up or down. My pale pink double gauze Josephine works well with them as a dressier option (though I think for a dinner out I would choose sandals or flats rather than these sneakers), but I think I’ll probably wear them most with a fitted tee.
It’s a Luna Pantsalong!
Stay tuned for giveaways, more fabric recommendations, and tips for sewing your Lunas!
Post photos 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.