Heather Gray Joggers – McCalls 7061

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McCalls 7061 is becoming a go to pattern. I have already made 2 views of this pattern, View D-the sweatshirt dress and View F- modified joggers. I had enough of the stretch denim heather gray knit left over from the sweatshirt dress for one more item. Initially my little fashionista was going to get her own version but I got selfish (bad me). This fabric is thicker and sturdier than say a ponte so I thought it would be great for joggers.

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I loved the way my first pair of joggers using M7061 turned out so I decided to make another pair. Though this view is actually pajama bottoms they make an excellent jogger because of the tapered leg and hem band. My first pair of these joggers feature metallic accents, but this time I kept it simple. My typical pants alteration of lengthening the back crotch was necessary, but other than that I followed the pattern to a tee and I am pleased with the result.

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I almost wish I had made the hoodie (View A) of this fabric instead of the sweater dress (View D) so that I could have a cute and comfy track set. On the other hand I love my dress so I guess I should just order some more of this fabric and make a matching hoodie. Problem solved, right?! We’ll see. I actually have already sewn up a hoodie from this pattern as well. I’ll be sharing that soon.

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Pattern: McCalls 7061

Pattern Description: Close-fitting tops and dresses have sleeve bands. A and B: stitched hem on hood, wrong side shows. B and C: shaped hemline. A and D: collar and hem band. D: purchased drawstring. B, C and D: pocket.

Sizing: XS-S-M, L-XL-XXL I sewed a Medium

Difficulty: 1/easy

Fabric Used: Stretch Denim Heather Gray Cotton Spandex Blend Knit from Girl Charlee

Does it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope? Yes

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very

Likes:  The athleisure vibe

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: I lengthened the back crotch by about an 1″.

Would I sew it again? Definitely if I wanted another pair

Would I recommend it to others? Absolutely

Conclusion: Great pattern for a joggers.

Total Cost: $3.75

Heather Gray Knit    1.5 yds @ $2.50/yd*  = $6.25
*Black friday sales price

 

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