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My little guy is all about movement—how fast can he run away from me when I am trying to get his shoes on and what furniture to climb on next. I try to dress him in soft comfortable pants that won’t restrict his movement or ride up funny on his legs; and, because he still likes to crawl on the floor, won’t slide off. As soon as I saw the Zane Joggers by Elliedactyl with the different color blocking swoop options, I knew I had to sew it for my little mover.
This is one of those patterns that you are going to want to print/tape once. There are so many options built into the pattern pieces including single print, 2 or 3 colorblocks, and pockets that I recommend keeping the original pattern intact and tracing the look you want each time. This is when I sneak up to the kitchen and borrow the roll of wax paper—it makes the BEST (and cheapest) tracing paper.
For my little guy, I decided to make the pants with all three color blocking options. That morning I received my shipment of Birch Organics from Threads and Stitches Facebook shop and just had to cut into those cars. I chose to skip the awesome pocket because my one-year-old doesn’t have anything to carry in them yet--but I am excited to have them for next year, he’ll need a place to store all of his sweet preschool treasures.
I love the look of the swoops and really wanted a shirt to match these amazing pants. At the time, Elliedactyl didn’t have a matching shirt so I quickly searched our pattern partners and found Duck Butt Designs’ Rollercoaster top had similar lines. I placed the fabrics so the angles all match up and voila; a perfect outfit streamlined for speed with the Roller Coaster on top and Zane Joggers on the bottom.
Maybe I made them to speedy? little guy refused to stop moving and cruising for photos. But even rolling around on the floor and jumping up and down-the pants stayed put. No wardrobe malfunctions.