My younger is 15 and wanted a new pair of woven joggers. A style that frankly baffles me, but I am not the client. Miss 20 wanted warm pyjama bottoms. Both were happy with an elastic waisted loose pant pattern and both asked for pockets.

Out came McCalls 2376 and I traced off a size 10. For Miss 15 I added some length while cutting out. For Miss 20 I trimmed the outer leg seams a bit. Yes, Miss 15 is taller than Miss 20. Almost everyone is.

Both lasses looked through the fabric stash. The elder claimed the dachshund fabric, the younger claimed the teal/red border print. The dachshund fabric is a flannelette from Peter Alexander and was $2.00 a metre from a fabric jobber. The teal fabric was a gift from a friend. It is a beautiful cotton lawn.


I drafted an in-seam pocket:

Both have “It has pockets” labels:

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