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Mel Knit Joggers Sewalong

The Mel joggers are knit pants with a relaxed mid-rise fit, clever elasticized drawstring waistband, cuffs at the hem, and of course—pockets.

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Fit Adjustments

Lengthen or Shorten Crotch Depth and Leg Length

If your muslin’s crotch point is sitting uncomfortably high or hanging too low, you need a crotch depth adjustment. The jogger’s are designed to hit at your ankle bone, but you can adjust the leg length to suit your personal preference.

Full or Thin Thigh

If you notice tight wrinkles across the thighs, you need a full thigh adjustment. If you notice excess fabric hanging vertically at the thighs, you need a thin thigh adjustment.

Full or Flat Seat

If you notice the back waist of your pants pulling down or sense general tightness across your butt, you need a full rear adjustment. If you notice excess fabric at the under or at the fullest part of your butt, you need a flat rear adjustment.

Mel Knit Joggers Sewalong

Here’s what you’ll need for this project:


  • Mel jogger pattern

  • All-purpose polyester sewing thread

  • Ballpoint sewing machine needle

  • Ballpoint twin needle

  • 1 1/4 yards (1.1 meters) of 2” (5 cm) braided elastic

  • 2 1/2 yards (2.3 meters) of 1/4” (6 mm) drawstring

  • Small safety pin

  • 2 pieces of 1” (2.5 cm) x 1” (2.5 cm) fusible interfacing


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