In our Instagram feed, we sometimes share RTW (ready-to-wear) looks that we come across that would be easy to recreate with a Blank Slate Pattern. Here is one way to interpret the Skye Joggers pattern.
These great joggers use pintucks and ankle zippers to amp up the style. Here’s how to do it:
- On your front pattern piece, make a mark in the center of the knee area. Draw a vertical line through this mark, ensuring it’s square (90°) to the stretch and lengthen/shorten lines. The line should run the full length of the pattern piece. (left diagram)
- Cut on the vertical line from the previous step and spread the pattern piece 1/2″ (12mm). Put scrap paper in the gap and tape. Draw a full-length vertical line down the center of the gap as shown. (right diagram)
- Repeat the above steps on the Skye back pattern piece, if desired.
- When you cut out your fabric, mark the vertical line from step 2 on the right side of each of your fabric pieces.
- Before you construct your joggers, create the pintucks on each piece by folding along the line (wrong sides together) and stitching all along the fold at 1/4″ (6mm). Construct as normal.
After construction is complete, you can follow this tutorial if you’d like to add exposed zippers at the ankles.
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