Moxi Shorts Sew-Along: Day 1

Welcome to the first day of the Greenstyle Moxi Shorts Sew-Along!

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, you know that one of my favorite things to sew (and wear!) is activewear, so these shorts have been on my sew-along list for a while now, just waiting for the time to spread the moxi love!

How it works:

If you’re new to Sew-Alongs, here’s how they work:

I will be breaking the pattern steps into daily tasks, with one each day for the next 5 days. You can comment here, with questions, or on the daily posts inside the Sew Along Group– I’d love to see your progress each day!

Grab your pattern!

If you don’t yet own the pattern, you can buy it here. Use the code “moxiSAL” for 25% off both the main moxi shorts AND the Compression Add-on! If you’ve never downloaded or purchased a Greenstyle pattern, you can find a tutorial on how to do that here.

This Sew-Along is sponsored by the Fabric Fairy- you can get 10% off all her stretch wovens (find them here) with the code “moxie”.

The Schedule

Here’s a sneak peek at the schedule:

Day 1: Supplies, Fit, and Cutting Fabric (you are HERE)

Day 2: Side seams and inseam

Day 3: Bias Binding

Day 4: Waistband

Day 5: Hacks!

Each day, I’ll post a video and/or blog tutorial with that day’s tasks, and you can comment with any questions and your progress for that day, so we can all keep each other motivated.

At the end, I’ll be choosing winners for a FREE PATTERN from Greenstyle and a fabric credit to The Fabric Fairy based on the final entries.

Sound awesome? It is! (check out my other Sew Alongs HERE on the blog)

Today’s Tasks: Sizing, Options and Fabric

Ready to get started? Check out the video below, which will walk you through the steps of gathering your supplies, evaluating fitting changes, and cutting your fabric.

Also included in the video at the end are cutting instructions for the compression shorts (at time index 23:14) and briefs (at 32:15).

Adding an under-layer is not required for the moxi shorts, but I’ve added full video instructions for both this week in case you’re interested in trying them out. I also hear the compression shorts make a great stand-along short, so that’s always an option too!

Also shown in the video is a description of how I added height to the waistband to make it more like the high rise Super G leggings (look for that at 18:56)

If you’re looking for a tutorial on how to lengthen the Moxi Shorts, you can find one HERE

A blog post with some additional fitting suggestions can be found HERE

Bonus Tip: Finding the grainline on knits

That’s it! Don’t forget to post your progress photo for today in the Fabric Fairy Facebook group, and feel free to ask any questions there as well (or in the comments below). I can’t wait to see the awesome shorts that get created this week! Don’t forget to check back each day to see a new video tutorial/post, or subscribe HERE to get them delivered directly to your inbox.

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  1. Cindy snarr on July 23, 2018 at 7:48 am

    So are compression shorts included in the Moxi pattern?

    • Sarah on July 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

      No, only the briefs and thong are included. The compression shorts are an add on.

  2. Lian McCain on July 23, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Really looking forward to this sew a long.

    • Sarah on July 24, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Me too! It’s shaping up to be a great one!

  3. Connie on July 26, 2018 at 6:56 pm

    thanks for the helpful information!

    • Sarah on July 29, 2018 at 2:13 pm

      You’re welcome!

  4. Angela on May 15, 2020 at 1:30 pm

    Where did you buy those giant washers that were used as pattern weights? Also, thank you so much for doing this sew along. It made sewing the shorts go much smoother. Now I just need to figure out the fit adjustments.

    • Sarah on May 17, 2020 at 9:32 pm

      I think we got them from Lowes- they work really well! And you’re so welcome- I hope you get your fit dialed in!

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