When the Moji Pants first came out, I was intrigued. I wasn’t sure if they would be very flattering, but I was willing to give it a try.
When I was fabric shopping in Japan, this two-sided fabric was on sale and I immediately thought of the Moji Pants as the solid side looked a lot like denim.
Then when it came time to make these pants, I wanted to add some interest and use the opposite side of the fabric for accent bits. Well, I think the polka-dotted side definitely adds interest, but the wrong kind!
These scream CLOWN PANTS to me! I had the most difficult time figuring out what kind of top to pair these with and settled on this RTW shirt which is cuter with a slimmer silhouette on bottom for sure.
I made the size 14 as I have a generous booty and this fabric doesn’t provide any stretch.
I think I should have sized down because the waistband and… well… everything is a little big. But I still get pulling in the rear when I bend down! These pants are definitely drafted for someone with a less supple badunk.
They do not flatter AT ALL!
You can kind of see the pockets flare out a little as the waistband is cinched in tightly. It’s just ill-fitting all-around.
I’m glad I didn’t spend too much time on these as they are an easy and fast make. I am bummed, though, that I wasted a lot of my Japanese fabric!
I was hoping I could at least use these at around-the-house lounging pants, but I haven’t touched them since these photos last summer.
I tried to be positive…
… but these are destined for the donation pile!
- Choose the correct size! Make sure you measure yourself and don’t think you’re bigger than you really are… ~_~;
- The Moji Pants seem suited to a fabric with a some drape. This cotton was just too stiff and did nothing for my figure.
- Polka-dotted fabric saddle bags do NOT belong on your hips!
Has anyone out there had a better experience with the Moji? Please share so I can see what you did right! I really love the aesthetic of the sample Seamwork used and believe I am destined for a great pair of Mojis one day.