It’s not very often I get to sew for my big boys so I jumped at the chance to test Pattern for Pirates newest joggers. Best part- there is a pattern for the whole family!
On any given day in our house at least 3 or 4 of us are sporting joggers of some kind. My big boys live in their woven ready-to-wear versions and love to lounge around in comfy knit ones too. My littlest will ALWAYS pick ‘soft pants’ and I can’t make them fast enough for him. Now me, you know I’m a fan (here, here, and here).
This guy is growing like a weed and we have the hardest time finding pants long enough for him. These are perfect for him! We didn’t need to add length this time but it will be an easy alteration in the future.
He likes his joggers nice and skinny and was pretty happy with the fit of these- loose through the hip and thigh and tapered calf and ankle.
For his, we did slat pockets, elastic waist with drawstring, and cuffed bottoms.
This guy is still tiny! He’s finally growing a bit but his waist/hips are staying slim. The fit on him is a bit bigger since I went with his waist measurement and not his hips which would have took him down a size or two.
He likes the fit and has worn them any chance they’re clean.
His pants feature the patch pockets, elastic waistband and rolled hem.
A winning combo!
Charlie is super easy to please. He picked his fabrics and is one happy camper! All of the fabric for our group shoot is from the lovely Raspberry Creek Fabrics.
His love of comfy pants is hard because he’s got a tiny waist and long legs. RTW elastic waist pants are usually too big in the waist for him. So unfortunately (wink, wink) mom has to sew him a drawerful of cute pants.
These are a size 5 with a 4 yoga waistband. The yoga waistband totally ups the comfort factor even more!
I made two pairs for myself during testing and I can’t hardly stand to take this pair off. It’s a super soft double brushed poly and they feel like heaven!
I struggle with fitting my calfs in other jogger patterns and I love that calf measurements are included in these. I made a size small graded to a large at the calf and then back down to a small at the ankle. The fit is just perfect!