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Topic: The Kidz're Callin' 'Em "Joggers" Theez Daiz*  (Read 994 times)
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« on: December 30, 2017 02:58:27 PM »



I made a wearable muslin of Simplicity 8268 using inexpensive/boring ol' grey french terry and they worked out fine w/o alterations which is great for me!



I realize these things are available OTR at low prices, but I have long legs and a long waist and it's really hard to find them to fit comfortably and that are also a color I am interested in. I am home a lot and wearing various "athleisure" pants all the time, so I think I will end up making quite a few of these to replace my old, holey, wearing-thin pairs of not-yoga pants.

And look! THESE HAVE BIG OL' POCKETS! For holding all your... uh... joggy stuff?



*Back in my day, we called 'em sweat pants and we liked it!
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017 03:36:26 PM »

It is still nicer to make your own than buy off the rack, even if the item is inexpensive. You will take better care of them knowing the effort that went into their creation. They fit correctly, yah! Plus you know the seams won't get weirdly twisty nor the thread practically dissolve upon first laundering, no scratchy tags or mystery fibers or fiber treatments, and on and on and on.
I need to make for my teen, this is all he will wear and he is like 18 feet tall and 3 inches wide, lol.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017 03:46:07 PM »

It is still nicer to make your own than buy off the rack, even if the item is inexpensive. You will take better care of them knowing the effort that went into their creation. They fit correctly, yah! Plus you know the seams won't get weirdly twisty nor the thread practically dissolve upon first laundering, no scratchy tags or mystery fibers or fiber treatments, and on and on and on.
I need to make for my teen, this is all he will wear and he is like 18 feet tall and 3 inches wide, lol.

All those things! I think I'm going to try good old fashioned sweatshirt fleece next. Patterns could be cool, too, but I probably will wear them to the post office and maybe even grocery store, so I want to make sure they don't look like pajamas.

This pattern is unisex and covers children to adult. Of course, sounds like you'll be altering ANY pattern!
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2017 06:34:46 AM »

you hit the title (and it's alternative spelling) on the nose! i just bought two pairs of these for my son for xmas and spent....well, too much.

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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2017 07:48:29 AM »

you hit the title (and it's alternative spelling) on the nose! i just bought two pairs of these for my son for xmas and spent....well, too much.

Thanks! The trick will be finding the fabrics at reasonable prices with ribbing to match/coordinate, but I am going to keep going and hopefully not spend too much. Wink
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2017 08:14:20 AM »

Ugh, I had a large stash of ribbing in every colour that I destashed to someone else after having it for a few years. You know when you do that and then you wish you still had it for a current project? The worst! I bought it all because my mom kept cutting the necks off her tshirts then asking me to replace them, lol.

In a pinch you can recycle an old tshirt to use as ribbing. You can find every shade imaginable at the thrift shop for next to nothing.
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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2017 09:00:51 AM »

Ugh, I had a large stash of ribbing in every colour that I destashed to someone else after having it for a few years. You know when you do that and then you wish you still had it for a current project? The worst! I bought it all because my mom kept cutting the necks off her tshirts then asking me to replace them, lol.

In a pinch you can recycle an old tshirt to use as ribbing. You can find every shade imaginable at the thrift shop for next to nothing.

Good tip on the tee shirts!
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« Reply #7 on: December 31, 2017 02:23:05 PM »

Thems are some fancy sweat pants, lady!
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« Reply #8 on: December 31, 2017 06:09:49 PM »

There is nothing quite like a pair of sweats that fit just the way you like. I have a pair from a now closed store, and when they are no longer wearable, they will become the pattern for a new pair. Good luck on your quest for fabric and coordinating ribbing (and Im tucking that t-Shirt tip away for future use)!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018 10:55:35 AM »

You might try cutting the tops off of longer socks to use in place of ribbing. Might be another cheap option, and it's hard to go wrong with repurposing.

I love sewing my own clothes! Sadly, I haven't had the time for a lot of sewing lately. But you are truly awesome at it!
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