A couple of weeks ago, I noticed that Rae was hosting a Luna Pantsalong, and decided it would be the perfect opportunity to make myself a pair of these oh-so-comfy looking pants. I opted for a lightweight linen-cotton chambray which I have sewn with many times before, but never anything for myself. I measured exactly between the extra-small and small sizes, so decided to cut the extra-small, but make them slightly bigger by adjusting my seam allowances. Phew, I’m glad that worked out, because I didn’t make a muslin – I figured the pattern was simple enough that I could just eyeball it. The muslin-making step is what usually prevents me from sewing anything for myself, so I just went for it.
The finished pants are incredibly comfortable, and I am assured by a number of people, sufficiently un-pyjama-like that they can be safely worn out of the house. I’m sure these will get a ton of wear this spring and summer, and I’m on the lookout for something light and drapey to make another pair.
A good way to camouflage oneself in awkward pants-modelling photographs? Use a lollipop to bribe a cute, cheeky, flamboyant, and decidedly not camera-shy child to join you in the pictures. I could also justify her inclusion in the photos by pointing out that she’s wearing her Moon Pants, which were the inspiration for my Luna pants (yes, I was jealous of my child’s pants and wanted a pair for myself:)