Girls Joggers Suit – Simplicity 8268

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Miss socialite loves joggers. It’s just her “thing”. Joggers and houndstooth and plaid…she has a new found love for anything plaid! I’m not sure where that came from, but hey I’m a print lover so I’m not mad at her. LOL

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She has been begging me for more joggers after I self drafted a pair. She’s outgrown those and wants “1000 pair”. I told her that was a bit excessive **eye roll**. Anyway I had grabbed Simplcity 8268 during a $0.99 pattern sale so I could finally make her some joggers.

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These joggers are extremely simple to sew and I love that it comes with adult sizes as well. McCalls 7061 is my go to pattern for my joggers for myself, but I may give the adult pattern a try.

FloralBombers

I used this quilted floral double knit that I also I used for my bomber coat here, which works with the black rib knit I had. The project sewed up quickly as its just a front, back and bands type of pattern. I sewed a size medium for her but a size large length because she likes the slouch in the legs. I may sew a large next time or better yet a melarge (where I cut between the size M and L) so she has so room to grow into these. That is selfishly so I don’t have to sew her any more too soon. Although as simple as these are I may let her sew the legs and crotch on the next pair, which she has already decided will be red and black, and I’ll attach the bands and add elastic.

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For the matching jacket I used the kids Ollie bomber pattern from Sew a Little Seam. This is a great pattern that has great instructions on how to bag line a reversible jacket, it’s how I sew all my bombers now.

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I opted for the lined/reversible view and omitted the welt pockets. I used the same quilted floral double knit and a blue rayon spandex knit for the lining for a pop of color. The black ribbing I used for the collar, cuffs and band is from Joann. I grabbed the reversible zipper from there as well.

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I intended this jacket to be reversible but the weight difference between the double knit and the spandex didn’t quite work out. Thankfully I still like the color and prefer it lined.

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Pattern:  Simplicity 8268 | Ollie Bomber

Pattern Description: Easy-to-sew knit joggers for the entire family. Pattern is sized for adults, teens and children. | Kids bomber jacket is intended for sturdy knits with the option of making it fully lined and reversible with welt pockets, or for a quick sew there are also instructions on how to leave it unlined. Now comes with a free hood pattern included with your download

Sizing: XS-L (kids) , XS-XL (adults) I sewed a kids medium | 12 months to 12 years 

Difficulty: 2/easy

Fabric Used: Floral quilted double knit |lined with blue spandex

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

Were the instructions easy to follow? Very | Very, I loved the bagged lining instructions

Likes:  Easy jogger pattern. love that the kids and adult sizes are in one pattern envelope |Great patterns with detailed instructions and photos

Dislikes: None

Pattern alterations or any design changes made: none|none

Would I sew it again? Yes, she insists. I might make a pair for myself.

Would I recommend it to others? Definitely, great beginners project.

Conclusion: Easy joggers pattern | Great knit bomber pattern.

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