Moji pants – make them TWICE!

I could probably write a book about my trials and errors in pant making. I really don’t think that any other sewn garment made me that upset while making and this happy when I am done with it… and it actually fits!!! Those who have tried their best at making pants will understand. Fit, grain, fabric weight and pattern – all matters equally when you make pants, don’t underestimate one or the other. I have made fitted, cigarette, harem, palazzo, sporty and skinny pants and this time I decided to try my hand at making a pair, or TWO, of these comfy Moji pants!

Moji pants - make it twice

Let’s start with the Linen Moji:

Moji pants in blue linen 1

 

Pattern: Moji pants, grab yours here. I really like the pattern: simple, easy, yet comes out looking good. You just have to watch what time of fabric you’re choosing – that is the key. I had my reservations towards using grommets and installing them, but my lovely husband agreed to help! By the way, you can get those grommets at Wal-mart for couple of dollars.

Time: Just as promised, it takes about 3 hrs to make a pair. With the second pair it only took about 2 hrs, since I already knew what am I doing and serger is also a faster option of sewing

Fabric: sad thing about this one, recently I visited last Hancock fabric store here in Vegas, and it had closing sale, so with no further intent of returning I stocked myself with beautiful additions to my fabric stash, including this light-medium weight linen! Love the look of this fabric.

Remarks: I did not make any changes at all, apart from doing the waistband my way 🙂 the final result looks the same but the process is simpler. I also decided to do a little embroidery while attaching pockets to the pant legs, just to make sure that it lays flat and also looks interesting, has an interesting touch to it. I used the same embroidery stitch on the bottom cuffs.

Additions: linen and denim combination are so on trend right now, therefore I decided to compliment these pants with floral/denim singlet that was also made during one of TheMonthlyStitch challenges “Floral Power”.  Read more about it and get your pattern here.

moji pants details of sewing

Continuing with Sporty Moji:

Moji pants - beige and floral front view

Pattern: Moji pants, grab yours here. I really like the pattern: simple, easy, yet comes out looking good. You just have to watch what time of fabric you’re choosing – that is the key. I had my reservations towards using grommets and installing them, but my lovely husband agreed to help! By the way, you can get those grommets at Wal-mart for couple of dollars.

Time: about 2 hrs, since I already knew what am I doing and serger is also a faster option of sewing

Fabric: I spotted this fabric at Wal-mart as well. It has medium weight, suede/peach skin feel to it and a slight stretch. I love the overall look, but I think this fabric has to be worn a little, to make sure that it softens up a little.

Remarks: No changes, apart form the waistband. Note to myself: I probably should have made this pair a little tighter, since fabric has a stretch. Otherwise, I have not used the advantage of the fabric in this pattern. I used serger to create the waistband string and keep it stretchy.

Additions: to continue with the sporty look I complimented these Moji pants with floral sweatshirt, also made during Flower Power month. Read all about it here.

moji pants collage details

I am very happy with both of these makes, the pattern is definitely a keeper and I am happy to try some more of Indie Pattern companies – my summer pants are ready for the public! Yey!

moji pants - make it twice!

Moji pants - beige and floral

Moji pants in blue linen - side

Moji pants in blue linen - back

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