Monday, May 22, 2017

Greenstyle Creations Moxi Shorts Pattern Review

Today Greenstyle Creations releases their newest pattern, the Moxi Shorts! I am planning on living in these shorts this summer whether at the gym, the beach, or out running errands. I got the opportunity to test the pattern over the past few weeks and loved watching all the hard work that Angelyn put in this pattern to get just the right fit. She also included a cheat sheet for fit adjustments in the pattern to make getting the proper fit for your body easy. I have to admit that I made 9 shorts during the test and can see myself making many more!

Fabric choice is everything in how these feel and look. The pattern was designed for a stretch woven with 20% stretch. Some knits like scuba, heavy supplex, or some French terry have less stretch and also work great for this pattern. I used three different fabric types for the shorts I made in testing: knit, stretch twill, and stretch chiffon.

First up, stretch chiffon:

 I used knit binding on both of my stretch chiffon shorts. There is an art to not stretching the binding too much when sewing so that it doesn't create a lot of wrinkles in your shorts. The thinner the knit, the better so that you do not have thick edges. The black binding is a poly spandex knit from Joann and the pink is a Zenith and Quasar brushed nylon spandex that is wonderfully soft.

Next, stretch twill:

These may be some of my favorite shorts because it felt like the fabric was made for this pattern! I was able to make the bias tape out of the same fabric without it being bulky, and it was pretty easy to work with. I made the waist band out of cotton lycra.

I had enough fabric left over to make my oldest daughter a pair too. She is only 8 but she fits great in the size zero of these shorts. She is pretty excited about her shorts and will be wearing them to play tennis.

 Here are some more in stretch twill. Both of these have a cotton lycra waistband and a stretch woven bias trim. The black top I am wearing is the Wardrobe by Me Wardrobe Builder Tee, and the tank top is the Greenstyle Jillian Tank.

Lastly, I loved using a stable knit for this pattern. If you are going to use a super stretchy knit, the pattern recommends sizing down. I did not need to size down for any of my knit fabrics.

The solid black t shirt I am wearing in my photos is the Wardrobe Builder T-Shirt by Wardrobe by Me. It is a great capsule piece that is so versatile in my closet.

Thanks for reading my blog. Hope you enjoyed all the photos of these awesome shorts. Grab your  Moxi Shorts pattern while it is on sale for 24 hours only. The pattern has an included brief. Compression shorts are also available as an add on to the pattern.

Where I shopped:
Stretch Chiffon is Nicole Miller for Joann and can be found here.
Stretch Twill with Orange Bias was also from Joann and can be found here.
Plum athletic knit was from Made Whimsy and can be found here.
Scuba was from Joann and can be found here.

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Photo Credit: My wonderful friend, Aimee Wilson of Capture, Craft, and Cook

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  1. Your shorts you made are amazing! :)

  2. I had no idea stretch chiffon was thick enough to make pants from! Did you have to line it?

    1. I did not line the shorts, but there is a brief pattern included in the pattern that I used on some pairs. I wouldn’t make full pants from chiffon, but it works great on a lightweight work out pair of shorts!