Joggers have been a required style staple for months. They can be made from a variety of fabrics, making them incredibly versatile. For a more tailored look, you could try a suiting or sateen. A few months ago, I took a stab at the utilitarian trend with a pair in camo cotton ripstop. Today, we’re going classic comfy with one of Mood’s new bamboo French terrys.
Fabrics & materials used:
- 2 yards Marine Bamboo Stretch French Terry
- 3 Rag & Bone Black with White Striped Rib Knit Trim
- 2 yards Black Foldover Twill Tape
- Burda Style Men’s Pants Pattern 6933
Like the camo ripstop joggers I made previously, I followed the Burda men’s pants pattern that Mood carries. It’s pretty perfect for joggers. The leg tapers just enough that there’s still a little bit to gather into a rib knit cuff at the bottom. Since these are a relaxed sweatpant, not tailored trousers, I cut the pattern two sizes larger than measurements called for.
The only other alteration I made was to the waistband. I got rid of the front zipper, since it would be unnecessary with a stretchy fabric. Instead, I sewed two rib knit cuffs together and folded them in half lengthwise to form a waistband. I then added a length of foldovor twill for a drawstring.
Have you made your own joggers before, or will you be trying these out? Leave a comment below!