Hi BEAUTIES! I hope you all had a fun weekend! The weather was a bit cold where I live and I absolutely loved it! Today’s blog is on this AWESOME jogger pant pattern, VOGUE 8909. I was inspired by a post on the McCall’s Pattern Company Facebook GROUP, where a lovely blogger made these pants in a faux suede! You can check out her version, HERE. I was holding on to this dusty rose color faux suede for a while and once I saw the post I was immediately intrigued to make my own! 🙂 If you follow me on my INSTAGRAM account you will have seen the start of my interest in this pattern!
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This jogger pant can be a great winter staple piece in my opinion if made in slightly heavier weight fabrics. The pattern suggestions are jersey, crepe, lightweight gabardine but the fabric I used also feels great and had a nice “flow” to them. As far as construction I would suggest marking your fold lines well with this pattern, when you are sewing it is easy to confuse the fold lines with the stitching lines meant for the elastic. A quick tip for how I did this was instead of marking the lines with the same chalk/color you could mark your fold lines in a different color from your stitching line markings or even do a quick basting stitch over the fold lines, this way you can easily identify them from your other markings. This quick and easy step can actually help a lot later on.
The Turtleneck Top is also the one I was wearing in my FABRIC HAUL/PLANS VIDEO and a few of you had some questions about it. The fabric I used is a rib knit from Joann’s fabric and the patten is actually a hack using the very popular McCall’s 6886 dress pattern. SO many people adore this staple pattern so chances are you may have it in your stash. Here are the modifications I used:
Turtleneck Top pattern Hack: McCall’s 6886
- I used view A (the higher neck version with the short sleeve).
- Measure from your underarm down to wherever you want your shirt to fall on your body. Use this number to measure down from the underarm of the pattern pieces of both the front and back. (Making a boxy shape top and omitting the lower half of the dress pattern).
- To create the collar “crawl” your measuring tape along the neckline of the front to measure and multiply by two. Do this for the back pattern piece as well. Once you get your numbers add them together and multiply by .80. For example. My neckline of the total front is 11″ and for the back is 8″ giving my 19″. Multiply 19 by .80 gives me about 15″ I added 1″ for seam allowance giving me 16″. I knew I wanted my finished collar to be about 3.5″ wide so the width of my collar pattern is 7.5″ (included 1/2″ seam allowance” for attaching at the neckline). My finished collar pattern is 7.5″ by 16″ for a size 6 of the pattern. Make sure you cut it out with the stretch of the fabric going across the length of the collar, or you will not be able to pull this over your head. NOTE: If you’ve made this view of the original pattern before & the neckline sits a little low at your center front you make need to raise the neckline of the pattern slightly. It’s very easy to do. You want the neckline to be raised so if will sit well with the turtleneck look.
- I sewed the top as you normally would, using a 1/2″ seam allowance for the collar and a 5/8″ seam allowance everywhere else. I had no problems just make sure you use a fabric with a good amount of stretch. Essentially you can use any high neck knit dress or shirt pattern to “hack” into this turtleneck top, so be creative! 🙂
There is also a pattern by “Named” which was actually my inspiration for making one! 🙂 If you don’t want to go through creating a pattern hack you can check that pattern out HERE! Pattern Review/Style Photos below! Have an awesome Monday! – XO ROSY
Pattern Description: Misses elastic waistband pants – Vogue 8909 (I made view B).
Pattern Sizing: Xsm – Medium, I cut size small.
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes! Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes, the illustrations were done well, I didn’t have any problems.
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I love the detail of the side front seams although they do get a little lost in translation I still think it was a nice design detail.
Fabric Used: Lightweight Faux Suede from Joann’s Fabric.
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: I used my fabric to make a 2 inch x 40 inch faux drawstring pattern piece (as opposed to purchasing one as suggested with the pattern). If you are on the tall side I would add some length to the pant legs, for sure. Also if you like a looser fit I definetely suggest going up a size group from normal.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes I will. It’s a very casual and chic pattern piece that can be used different ways. I will make this again in a different style and fabric, probably a double knit.