Following the ladies Swim & Surf shorts, the designer wanted a quick refresh of her Jasper Joggers pattern for woven fabrics. I knew these would be great for my boys for the Summer and they looked so versatile so I went for it and here they are, my first but certainly not last pair of Jasper Joggers! PS....read all the way to the end for a chance to win yourself a copy!
The unisex Jasper Joggers are by Gracious Threads and come in sizes 2-12 (36"-60" height) They are a 25 page PDF file which includes 9 pages of illustrated instructions and 16 layered pattern pages to print. You'll need 1-1.5m of non roll elastic (width varies from 1"-2") and anything from 70cm to 2.10m (3/4 - 2.5 yards) of light to medium weight woven fabric depending on size. There is a faux fly and faux welt pocket instructions included as well as functioning side slant pockets for the front.
I made the size 2 for my monkey as per his measurements, I made no adjustments whatsoever so they are exactly as per the pattern. They are actually made from a hard wearing medium weight poly cotton mix fabric from an upcycled nurse scrub top which I picked up for 25p at the local carboot sale and around a metre of elastic! They took me around 2 hours to sew from print to finished.
How does it fit?
I love the slim but relaxed fit, the length is good, the waist and front/back rise both sit well and at a good height and the elastics at the ankles aren't tight enough to grip and be uncomfortable. He likes them although wishes they were blue!
Full price pattern - (£5.78) $7.50 - I received the pattern for free in return for testing
Fabric Cost - £0.25 ($0.32)
Notions & Thread - £1.50 ($1.95)
Total Cost - £7.53 ($9.77)
Cost to make each additional with similar style (non upcycled) fabric - £5 ($6.49)
The Jasper Joggers are on re-release sale for $6.50 (£5) only until 14th July!
I'll certainly be making more of these, for both of my boys, I'll also make some without the elasticated ankle cuffs for more formal smart wear. I might even make the back fax welt pockets, real ones on those smarter ones!
7/11/2016 07:54:41 am
So cute! I love this stilts pant x
7/11/2016 09:21:26 am
These are just so cute. They'll be perfect for my giant toddler
7/11/2016 12:52:04 pm
Oooh these look like fun to try, but I'm petrified of waistbands as a beginner!
7/11/2016 01:04:15 pm
please don't be afraid of them, you just sew a channel and then thread elastic through.
7/12/2016 10:34:05 am
So smart to up cycle a top!
7/12/2016 11:36:03 am
These look great! I'd love to have a go at them! New to sewing, and looking for inspiration x
7/12/2016 11:42:02 am
Good looking pants! The faux welt pockets are a nice detail. I have this designer's Lazy Days knit lounge pants pattern and all 3 of my kids love those.
7/12/2016 12:35:52 pm
Those turned out really cute! And I love that you upcycled a scrub top, I never would have thought to do that!
7/12/2016 01:43:35 pm
Love the colour you've used!!!
7/12/2016 02:45:52 pm
My boy has a store bought pair so similar! I'd love to make him more, he doesn't like jeans and track suits aren't quite dressed up enough so these would be perfect! X
7/14/2016 03:29:33 pm
Nice review, thanks
7/14/2016 03:34:19 pm
They look fabulous. My son is tall and lanky so I'm always on the lookout for pants that would work for him.
7/14/2016 03:35:50 pm
Those are adorable!
7/14/2016 03:47:13 pm
These look perfect for my skinny son.
7/14/2016 03:48:33 pm
These look so comfy.
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Hi! I'm Sarah and I live with my 2 boys and my Husband in East Anglia, UK. I enjoy sewing for my family and it is my aim to have a completely MeMade wardrobe for us all!