5 out of 4 Jason Joggers - for Boys and Girls
Updated: Feb 7, 2020
I am an affiliate for 5 out of 4 patterns. I am also a part of their pattern promotion group,
which means that I get a pattern for free to sew up each month and promote. This has been super-fun for me, as I love trying new patterns and sharing what I think about them with the world at large :) This month, I chose to sew up 5oo4's Kids' Jason Joggers, a pattern that I have had my eye on for a while. For, you see, my third-born son has a bit of an aversion to "uncomfortable," or stiff pants. He will wear jeans for a couple hours if I ask him to (usually for church or scouts), but as soon as it is acceptable, he changes back into shorts or athletic pants that allow for more movement. So I've been looking for a pattern that is comfortable enough for him to wear all day long and nice enough looking for him to wear out of the house. And I found it with this pattern. 5oo4 totally knocked it out of the park! I will be making more for sure :)
Joggers - joggers are what I typically would have called "sweat pants" as a child, with the exception that the leg is a bit more tapered to be more on-trend. They have an elasticized waist and elastic or bands at the ankles. They can be styled in many different ways, not just for athletic activities.
Back Yoke - This pattern has a somewhat-unique back yoke piece that goes in-between the waistband and the pant leg, allowing for a better fit and easier pattern grading for those kiddos who fit into a different size in their bottoms than their waists.
Like almost all 5 out of 4 patterns, this one has a ton of options. There are 3 leg lengths: shorts, capris, and pants. And there are 3 leg finishes. So each of the leg lengths can be cuffed, hemmed, or elastic. And on top of that, the pattern has 4 waistband options: encased elastic, drawstring, knit, and yoga foldover. Plus the front patch pocket is completely optional. Just leave it off if you don't want it. So all of those possibilities give you something like 36 different pants you can make (72 if you count leaving the pocket off as another choice, I believe). Wow! That's a lot of choices!
My son chose to have pant leg length with elastic at the ankle and an encased elastic waistband with a drawstring. With pockets. And he absolutely loves them! I made two pairs. the green pair were the first ones that he picked. They definitely show his flair for style :) And the navy/camo pair were the second. For him, I graded the pattern between a size 8 for width and a size 10 for height (because he's going to grow super-fast, like all his brothers). Hoping I can get at least six months out of these before he grows out of them! The fabric I used is a cotton/spandex lightweight french terry from Boho fabrics in Kelly Green, and Turquoise, and Navy. The are all still in-stock as of today, and I absolutely love them! Warm enough for winter pants. Lightweight enough to have drape. The camo came from Purpleseamstress Fabric, and is also a lightweight french terry. (In case you're wondering, I paired the navy/camp pair with my son's Halftime Hoodie, also by 5 out of 4.
So there you have it. 5 out of 4's amazing, easy-to-sew, easy-to-fit, easy-to-wear Kids' Jason Joggers. All the rest of my kiddos have asked for some too, so there might be more pairs/more posts in my future :)