Family Joggers: Comfy for Quarantine
Updated: Sep 15, 2021
My boys love comfy clothes all the time, and since we homeschool, the same clothes are often worn to bed and to "school" the next day. So I was super-excited when 5oo4 Patterns came out with a new men's jogger pattern to go with the kids and women's jogger patterns they already had. It was super-fun to test, as my two tween boys are too big for the kids' size pattern. So now I can make everyone in the family all the comfy pants all the time! Here are the links to the patterns, and then I'll tell you more about them.
Joggers - from what I can gather, joggers are the current name for what I used to call "sweatpants" growing up back in the 90's. These ones are a bit more slim than the ones I used to wear back in the day.
Back Yoke - 5oo4's joggers have a separate piece of fabric in the back to allow the waistband to come in a little from the hips. This makes the pants less "baggy" around the hips and also allows for easier adjustments (grading) between waist and hip sizes. You can see the back yoke in this pictures of the Kids' Jason Joggers. It's the piece in back underneath the waistband.
Pattern Options - Like all 5oo4 patterns, the joggers have a lot of options. All three patterns have various leg length options: shorts, capris, and pants. (In fact, the Men's Jack Joggers have both 7 inch shorts and 10 inch shorts). Here are some of the lengths:
The women's Diane Joggers pattern and the kids Jason Joggers pattern have more than one waistband option: encased elastic, drawstring, knit, and yoga foldover (the women's pattern also has a maternity option). And all the patterns have optional patch pockets in front and a choice of hems, cuffs, or enclosed elastic on the bottom (the women's pattern also has a drawstring finish). Plus the men's pattern has a bonus back zipper pocket that I absolutely love (and want to try adding to the other patterns).
Sewing it up:
These patterns are fairly quick. I tried the Jack and Jason shorts for my three older kids (sizes 8, XS, and M) as well as the pant length (same sizes). The black pants are the only ones with the back zipper pocket, but all the pant-length ones have the front pockets. The black pants are cuffed. Mine are capri length with encased elastic in women's size large, and the green Jason Joggers are full-length with encased elastic. The striped men's pants are just hemmed. And we love all the finishes!
Not only can you get the patterns individually, but you can also get them in bundles. There is the new Jack Pattern by itself:
:The Jack and Jason Bundle:
And the Jack, Jason, and Diane Bundle:
So much comfort! So much fun!
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