Carita Joggers

Being trapped at home means I see a lot of people’s projects and get inspired to try new patterns. While I’ve made joggers (or loggers) before, I decided to give another company a try- New Horizon’s Carita Joggers. I picked this one because I liked the cropped version (I know, I could have altered what I already had for that) and thought it might be a fun alternative to wear this spring.

I shopped the stash and came out with a heathered french terry from So Sew English Fabrics. I had originally purchased this to use as a sweatshirt for Easton but found it was a little too thin, but seemed perfect for this project. In order to give it a bit of contrast, I decided to use a purple double brushed poly (the only thing I had on hand that seemed to work) for the bands and trim.

Overall this pattern went together well and was very easy to sew. As for the fit, I think it’s pretty good, but I if I make this one again I’ll to make a few changes. For starters, the waistband is pretty large and I’m not really a fan (you can fold it, but I don’t like the way it feels) – I could easily cut down several inches and it would still be plenty wide enough. I also found that the leg on this one was pretty good around the thigh, but I have some excess material around the knee\upper calf that could stand to be taken out, just to trim it up.