Pattern Review – Luna Pants by Made By Rae


I actually did it…I made time to sew something for myself!  They are comfortable and casual yet somehow smart, the lovely Luna Pants Pattern from Made By Rae.  I had been admiring Rae’s patterns from afar for quite a while, and then she had a Luna Pants sew-a-long.  I didn’t quite make it in time for the sew-a-long but I got there in the end!

Pattern Review - Luna Pants by Made By Rae FAr

Here is the front view.  The Luna Pant has a nice relaxed fit, I had to make it in size XL.  Even though I am quite tall (176cm or 5’ 9 1/2”) they are plenty long in the leg without any adjustments.  If you are on the shorter side you may want to take them up.  I think I made the ankle cuffs just a little too tight, I didn’t use the provided measurement for the elastic…yep trying to get finished too fast!  That will teach me!  I will let them out a little and remember to follow all the instructions next time.

Pattern Review - Luna Pants by Made By Rae (11)r

That being said I also didn’t use the recommended waist elastic measurement.  But that was a considered decision!  As I am sure a few of you will understand that tummies can get a little squishy after kids (or even without!) and a too tight waistband gives you an excellent roly ‘muffin top’.  So I don’t cut my elastic off the roll, I just feed the end through the casing and safety pin together at what I estimate is the right size.  Then I try them on and adjust the waistband so that it does enough to stay up but doesn’t dig in.  After those steps I cut the elastic to size and sew as normal.

Pattern Review - Luna Pants by Made By Rae FBr

I never thought that woven fabric would be able to make comfortable pants.  I think every single pair of pants (mainly jeans) I own are made out of a stretch fabric.  But with all the lovely prints available in woven fabrics the options are endless.  I just need to remember to make (or buy) more plain tops to wear with them, and not be seduced by the stripes.  I will most definitely be making more of these!

Pattern Review - Luna Pants by Made By Rae (18)r

I overlocked my raw edges for a quick but neat finish.  The Luna Pant is well constructed and I love the pockets!

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2 thoughts on “Pattern Review – Luna Pants by Made By Rae

  1. Cute pants! I have made and blogged most of the madebyrae patterns and these are on my list. Were they true to size other than the length? Julie

  2. Thanks Julie! The one size I have made is true to size, with the relaxed fit a little either way wouldn't matter too much though. Will have to check out you blog, I'm eyeing up a couple of other madebyrae patterns for next summer! Nina

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