My Work-from-Home Outfit
October 6, 2022
by Chantal Lapointe

Fit for every day, joggers are a style of casual pants that have become very popular in recent years. Their main appeal is that they provide high-end comfort and can be easily dressed up or down.


I wanted to add a pair of fancy joggers to my Fall wardrobe. This Leonard lightweight twill suiting caught my eye because it is slightly textured and has a very fluid drape. The fabric’s color is a nice mix of midnight blue.

The pattern I picked is McCall’s M8099. This high-waist style comes with oversized back pockets, and side cargo pockets. Although I love the style, cargo pockets do not flatter my silhouette. I opted to make the pants without oversized side pockets. Here are the only modifications that I made to the pattern:

  • Graded between two sizes to accommodate my smaller waist and larger hips
  • Raised the back waist by an inch
  • Lengthened the legs by adding elasticized cuffs at the hem

These pants are easy to sew; it only took me a couple of hours to finish them. Here’s the order of assembly I followed:

  1. Front pockets
  2. Side leg seams
  3. Inside leg seams
  4. Center front and center back seams
  5. Waistband
  6. Leg cuffs

I consider this project to be easy and quick. I highly recommend this pattern if you are looking to sew a quick jogger with the option of cargo pockets. This pattern would work well with various light to medium-weight flowy fabrics such as crêpe or satin. Although I’ve sewn multiple pairs of joggers over the years for the blog, I prefer this pair because the legs are a bit roomier, and the rise is higher. If you prefer a slimmer leg and a mid-rise style, I would highly recommend the Jalie Vanessa sewing pattern.


2 thoughts on “My Work-from-Home Outfit”

  1. Max Donos says:

    Lovely! It suits you a lot

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