Pattern Testing: Diane Joggers by 5oo4 Patterns

Raise your hand if you like to wear stretchy pants……My arms are frantically waving over here. and I’m sure many of you can relate. The better question should be who doesn’t like stretchy pants? No one! As a mom of three small children, I spend a lot of time getting down and playing with them, picking them up, cleaning the house constantly (and yet you can never tell!), and just always on the go. I like to be comfortable as I do all this, but I don’t want to feel like a lazy bum in my pajamas all day. The magic solution? Joggers!

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5 Out Of 4 Patterns* released their brand new Diane Joggers* this weekend and let me tell you, these pants are amazing! Not only are they so comfy, but also very versatile. Depending on your fabric choices, you can wear these to cuddle up on the couch with a good book or out and about running errands and not feel frumpy at all. I saw some super trendy looking joggers from some of the other seamstresses in the testing group and now feel inspired to make more joggers.

So what makes these joggers any different than some of the other jogger patterns out there. First there is a fantastic butt yoke. I haven’t seen ANY other patterns that include a back yoke piece. This yoke piece helps you get a really nice fit on the pants. Second, there are a ton of different options. You can make shorts, capris, or pants. There are several waistband options including a knit band, fold-over yoga band, encased elastic, drawstring, contoured band, or maternity band. You also have three options for the rise and four options for the leg finishes. The third thing, I love about these joggers are the pockets. I have another jogger pattern that I like except the pockets are totally not functional! My phone and keys are constantly falling out. However, the pockets on the Diane’s are PERFECT! They are nice and deep. I can easily put my whole hand in there and my stuff will stay put. I’m a big fan or pockets and an even bigger fan of functional pockets! Last but not least, this pattern comes with an extensive fit guide. Pants can be tricky to get to fit just right because we’re all shaped so uniquely. But the designer, Rachelle, wrote a thorough explanation for solutions on any possible fit issues. Seriously guys, she’s amazing and you won’t have any trouble getting the fit of these joggers just right if you follow her guide.

I love the detail of the pocket and the back yoke
Nice deep, functional pocket

My joggers are made of a french terry fabric I got on clearance when Hancock Fabrics was going out of business. I made a size small, medium rise, fold-over yoga waistband, with leg cuffs. I’m eager to try out some of the other options soon.

5oo4 is running a contest that includes a site wide sale of 20% off all their patterns until the 25th using code sewpinspired. So go pick up your copy of the Diane Joggers* and grab a couple more patterns while you’re there.


  1. Mercy

    October 24, 2017 at 9:06 am

    did you also make the hoodie?

    1. Laurel

      October 24, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      I did! I followed an online tutorial. Just google Lane Raglan Colorblock Hack and you’ll find it!

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