Welcome to 2020 when Andie makes a pattern in the month it was released and almost posts a blog in that month, too. LOL. It probably won’t happen again.
The Seamwork Mel Joggers were an instant buy for me. I’ve wanted to make joggers for a while, but most of the patterns are too small for my hips. I got the True Bias Hudsons years and years ago in a bundle but I would have needed to grade them up by 10 inches and that made me sigh heavily and never tackle it. The Mel joggers are perfect. They go up to a 58 inch hip. Yay joggers that would fit me!
I choose to make the size 26, the largest size for 58 inch hip because I was concerned about them being a slimmer fit and my fabric not being stretchy enough. My hips are anywhere between 54 and 57 inches so I also wanted them to be able to deal with that fluctuation. The result is a nice relaxed fit and a super comfy pant.
The fabric I used is a super stable ponte in a multicoloured animal print design. I got it in a local swap and have been hoarding it for a while now for something perfect like this project. Who doesn’t want joggers like this? Okay, lots of people, but sheesh I love them!
I made no alterations to the pattern. It’s quite a great fit in my opinion and I don’t have any changes I would make for another version. Both crotch curves fit perfectly. The length is a bit long, but with the cuff on the bottom is doesn’t drag on the floor. It creates a nice look at the bottom. They are so comfortable that I can’t even.
I’ve worn them almost non-stop since I made them and want about 200 more pairs. The pockets are a perfect size. I can fit a full-size can of club soda in my pocket, my phone, tissues, and a few more bits and bobs in ONE pocket. I don’t know about you, but this is awesome to me since I am stubborn and try to make a single trip to the kitchen and back. No more struggling with them in my arms: deep pockets!
Clearly, I love these joggers and can’t get enough of them. ❤
- Pattern: Seamwork Mel Joggers
- Pros: Good size range and lovely deep pockets.
- Cons: I can’t think of any negatives for this!
- Make again?: Yes! I’m also planning on making a pair for my husband but I will probably need to lengthen the pattern for his legs.
- Rating: 5/5 stars