2

Purple Ruby Joggers

purple ruby joggers

Even though it’s highly tempting, since I work from my office in the basement of our house, I don’t actually spend every day in sweatpants. However, I do pretty much always end up in sweatpants at some point every day, whether it’s first thing in the morning when I pull something cozy on while I get Buglet up and get my morning tea or at the end of the day when I curl up on the couch to watch some TV with my partner. That being said, it’s kinda nice to have more than one pair of sweatpants.

purple ruby joggers

I sewed up a pair of Paprika Patterns Ruby Joggers. If you don’t already have a favorite jogger pattern (or if you’re willing to cheat on your favorite), the Ruby Joggers are worth checking out. I know they’re a bit late to the jogger game (like me), but they’re unique from other jogger patterns in that they have a wide fabric waistband/yoke on both front and back (with elastic hidden and only in the back) so they’ve got a bit more polished appearance than an average pair of sweatpants. Yeah, yeah, I see you judging mine. I know. In plain ugly 90’s purple sweatshirting there’s no disguising the fact these are sweatpants. But just you wait until I sew them again in prettier fabric – they’ll totally be worthy of leaving the house in! (And look at Lisa’s examples in the meantime if you don’t trust me).

purple ruby joggers

My main fabric is exactly as described – plain ugly 90’s purple sweatshirting – that I picked up at the thrift store. It kinda gives me flashbacks to some sweatpants that I wore as a kid in the 90’s before I started trying to look cool. The contrast is a cotton ribbing that I haven’t loved for sweatshirt cuffs (as intended) as it has no recovery, but it’s perfect and cozy for the yoke and cuffs of the Ruby – though if you are going to do something similar, note that the yoke is drafted to be made out of a minimally stretchy sweatshirt fleece so you’ll likely need to cut it down some if you have a stretchy fabric (or use it without cutting down if you have a belly or thick waist and don’t want to have to modify the pattern pieces for fit).

purple ruby joggers

purple ruby joggers

Comments 2

  1. I’m currently making the Rugy Joggers. Generally pleased. Need to tweet to get a perfect fit.

  2. I really like the more polished look of these. I ‘m also late in the jogger game, but lately I’m missing joggers in my closet. So I think I’ll go for Ruby, the flat front really appeals to me.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *