Can you believe we are already 6 months into this year? Time is zipping by way too quickly for me. I am back with another round of the Copy Cat Series. In case you are just tuning in, I am copying Stephanie from The Sarcastic Sewist. She is using the Diane Jogger pattern from the 5 out of 4 pattern company and hacking it to make 12 different looks. I am totally copying her and blogging about the journey.
For April, she made shorts! I think it was still snowing here in April, but now that June has arrived and it is toasty warm between the rain showers. I used the Diane Joggers which are now my most used pants pattern to make these shorts. I don’t wear shorts very often and if I do it is around the house. Maybe if I start making shorts as cute as these, I will start wearing them out and about.
So this round, I used French Terry. You may notice this print looks a whole lot like the first pair of Diane’s I made in January! You would be correct. This is a different colorway and I honestly didn’t even notice until my shipment arrived on my doorstep! I was distracted by the awesome golden mustard shade of the fabric. It was pretty and soft and FT is super easy to sew. I picked this fabric up at Stitchin’ Pretties and it is called Maisie. I love that they are ninja fast on the shipping and run tons of great sales! Speaking of sales…30% off EVERYTHING right now. Join the Stitchin’ Pretties Facebook group for the code. Also Laura is celebrating the 1 year anniversary of the company so loads of good stuff coming!
So for my shorts I made a size 4x in the waist and graded to a 3x. I am finally super happy with my fit and do not require elastic in the band to keep them up. This is the first pair I made that I didn’t need to slim down the legs. I added 2 inches to length to give myself room to roll and hem. I folded my shorts to the inside which is opposite of what Stephanie did. Again, I added front inside pockets instead of the original patch pockets included with the pattern.
I styled my new Diane Joggers with summer in mind. Tank top, sandals, flashy jewelry and a high pony tail! Kinda a fun look if you ask me!
Here are the details for the Diane Joggers. These are included, but don’t forget all the fun hacks!
Women’s Sizes XXS – 5X plus all these options
- 3 rise heights (low/maternity, mid, and high)
- Shorts, Capri, and Long cut lengths
- 4 leg finishes – cuffed, hemmed, drawstring, or elastic
- Information for both hemming and using bands (hello no hemming!)
- 6 waistband options – Encased elastic, drawstring, Knit, Yoga Foldover, Contour, Maternity (underbelly)
Do you need to have this pattern in your wardrobe RIGHT NOW?? Here is a link for that!
You have already seen this tank several times. I do love my Virginia Tanks!! Here is an entire collage of Momma Mia and I wearing forms of the Virginia Pattern in the past year. I do love it very much! Plus I just delivered a new one to Momma Mia Last night! Here is the link to buy it yourself!
Stay tuned right here because my next post is going to be a picture guide to making yourself some of these amazing pockets!
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