Varley Jogger Pants Pattern Tester Roundup Part 2

Hi ho my sewing friends. Yesterday we bedazzled you with our first installment of the Varley Jogger Pants Rockstar roadies Pattern Tester Roundup Part 1 – and we will continue today with Part 2. So get ready my friends to be bedazzled even further with more fabulous versions of the Varley Jogger Pants.
The Varley Joggers are a must-have if you want to nail this year’s athleisure look.

Perfectly paired with minimalist pieces you already have in your wardrobe – from the Kat Top to our Genevieve Tunic – our Varley Jogger is for women who wanna achieve ‘street style’ without even trying. It is time to swap your jeans and leggings for something more fresh – cargo is your new go-to.💗 
And please don’t forget Part 1 of the Varley Jogger Pants Rockstar Roadies Roundup which can be found here
And our roadies would like to share the following with you all :
1. Your name and where you live ?
2. Your choice of option for the Varley and why ?
3. What fabric did you choose and where did you purchase ?
4. What alterations did you have to make to your Varley toile ?
5. What sewing tips can you share when sewing the Varley ?
6. What was your favourite thing about making the Varley ?
7. Did you make more than one combo of the Varley ?
8. Have you worn your Varley yet and what compliments did you receive ?
And the finer details; (AU/UK) 6 – 30 (US) 2 – 26 (EU) 34 – 58
Cup Sizes – B, C, D, DD
On Sale for a limited time only – $9.95(US)
Very Confident Advanced Beginner and Above Sewing level

Hi, I’m Carmen from Georgia and I’m so excited to share the amazing Varley Joggers with you!
These joggers are so comfortable and stylish! You can wear them anywhere and look fabulous! I made two: one in kelley green and the other in burgundy. Both are going to see a lot of wear. And both are made from peachskin which makes them ultra soft and flowy.
One tip I would like to share while making the Varleys is to have fun with them! I really wanted a pair in kelley green and they are bright and cheerful. Perfect for spring and summer weather. The faux welt pockets on the back are probably the hardest part of the pants. I would take my time and mark the lines in the instructions and you should make it out unscathed. lol In the end, you will have fabulous utility joggers you will be proud to wear.
I made a few alterations for these to fit me properly. I lengthened the back rise and took out a bit from the front rise. I also shortened the pants for my height.
I have worn the Varley Joggers several times and my family loves them. I always get lovely compliments when I wear Designer Stitch.
I have plans to go wild and make a pair with flowers! Love you, Ann!
You can find me on instagram:

Hi, I’m Beck from Melbourne, Australia and I’m really pleased to show you my lovely Varley Joggers. I used a navy sandwashed Eucalyptus from Drapers Fabrics. I left off the lower utility pockets as I want to wear these for work and they look so neat, I’m really pleased with them. For the fit, I added 2cm to the back rise after my toile fitting, an adjustment I often need with pants. I would recommend practising the welt pockets on scrap fabric first to ensure you can get a neat finish on your final pants. These pants are lovely and lightweight and they are perfect for warmer months. IG:

Hello all, This is Brenda from The Netherlands. I made 2 Varley Joggers, for both I used Viscose fabrics. The black with chains is by Droomstoffen and the blue one is from Shani Fabrics.
As for the pockets, especially the back ones, do try them a few times on a scrap piece. As for other sewing tips, make sure your patternpieces are straight on the fabric to avoid twisting pants.
I didn’t make alterations to my Varley, except for lengthening for my tall legs.
The weather has not been good enough for me to wear viscose pants, but I will ones the weather is warmer.
Want to se more of my sewing:

Hi, it’s me again, Christine from the Netherlands. Forthe Varley Joggers I used a darkblue Viscose/linnen blend. Best of both worlds. The drape is pefcet and the fabric is so soft! The best tip for thes pants would be to take a fabric which has enough drape, so it looks stylisch, but feels comfy!
I didn’t have to make any adjustments, which is why I love Designer Stitch patterns so much. And it’s a perfect match with the Genevieve tunik. I have worn my Varley joggers a lot. They are perfect for the weather (spring/ in between seasons). I’ve worn them at work, on a lunch date and even to the gym 🙂
I think I wil make one more in leightweight denim or chambray and a hot pink one too 💗
If you want to see more of these makes. Follow me on instagram:

Hello, my name is Elise and I live in Queensland, Australia. It has only just started to turn cold where I am so, I have been waiting patiently to start strutting my stuff in these little beauties. They are just perfect for Autumn weather. I did not have to make any adjustments for my pants, they fit me really well just as is. I did choose to leave off the pockets because I wanted a more formal look. I used suiting for one pair and cotton satine for the other (both light with good drape). I know exactly how I am going to style these babies, they go perfectly with the Kat Top and a front tuck. I have made a number to wear together.

Hi everyone! I’m Huike from Singapore. My Varley joggers are done with very drapey fabric bought from the local chinatown. The right side of the fabric had a sheen so i decided to use the wrong side as the right side which was a lovely matt black color because I wanted a fancy pair of pants suitable for work. I think it worked out great too!
I definitely recommend practicing sewing this especially the pockets on scraps first. Also, the fabric choice is very important. This one needs a really light drapey fabric which also happens to be really slinky and slippery and difficult to handle. 😂 I took my time to align my fabric properly before cutting and made sure to secure the edges with my overlocker first to reduce fraying.
This is definitely one of the more challenging pants i have made yet it was also satisfying. Paired with Genevieve, this pants is perfect for work and looks absolutely great!
My instagram is for those who would like to follow me 💕

hi y’all! I’m José and I’ll probably won’t be second guessing Ann… Most probably, or maybe?
You want to know why? Let me tell you this funny story….
Ann put out the tester call for the VARLEY JOGGER, and I went like nahh not for me. Too baggy, don’t like the look and I have the mum tum so that’s not gonna fly for me.
But, then I went and told Ann that I didn’t like it for me. She went with “I will tell you I told you so”
So then I went in doubt and did apply for testing it, because I’ve never been disappointed in Ann’s designs…
So you tell me do you like it as much as I didn’t expect I would?
I went with this soft viscose for the VARLEY jogger and I love to wear it.
To work, dressed up, or to the zoo, with the kids dressed down or as I did today for biking with the kiddo’s.
I’ll be living in this pants I’m afraid 😅😜
Wear it with heels or with sneakers and you won’t be disappointed.
I love it with something fitted on too tucked in and a jacket or something if necessary.
It wears like secret pj’s 😜!
Just make sure you have measured correct and pick the size you need. You’ll be surprised at how easy this is, yes also the fake back welt pockets. You can do this!
I’ll try and show you the other ways of wearing this jogger on my page;
And yes Ann you’re right! I won’t question it.. …. well……. Knowing me, I probably will 😂 , but you’ll still be laughing last 😜

hello! It’s Lianne from Singapore. For this version of the Varley joggers I went for a casual look and used a polyester chambray from Spotlight Singapore. These are super comfy and look so stylish! I can’t wait to wear them on holiday.
For this version I omitted the side pockets. I made a size 4 pants with a size 3 waist. I also shortened the pants by 3cm.
It’s important to practice your faux welt pocket so you get a nice neat finish -there’s a fantastic tutorial on the designer stitch blog. The other tip that I suggest is to make sure you cut the trouser legs on the grain so you don’t get twisted trouser legs.
If I can find the time I’d love to make a work version in black.
You can find me and my sewing projects on instagram at\thetravellingcrafter

hi all! I’m Malena from Sherbrooke, Canada! I made my Varley with a light chiffon fabric, quite slippery! I bought it at Fabricville. When sewing your Varley, make sure you practice the pockets if it’s your first time. And take your time! I had to redo mine a few times but they ended perfect in the end! I styled my Varley in two different ways: with nice sneakers and a t-shirt and with dressy sandals with my Genevieve blouse. They both look awesome!! I increased one size on my waist and kept the rest as usual. It fits great! I wore my Varley to work and received many compliments, mainly as people thought it was store bought! For my next one, I would like to use some nice flowy tencel fabric! Instagram:

Hi Again! My name is Meiling and I live in Perth, Western Australia.
I used a deluxe satin from
Some tips are to practice the welt pockets before proceeding with the actual welt pockets on the garment.
I opted for the welt pockets and no tie string version.
I made a size 2 but took in the sides and crutch.
I haven’t worn my Varley yet but looking at dressing them up for a night out.
I do have plans to make another pair for casual wearing.

Hey, it’s Narelle from Western Australia.
I made my Varley joggers with peachskin (burgundy) and gauze muslin (grey) from Homecraft Textiles.
Take your time sewing the welt pockets, and have a practice on a scrap fabric if you haven’t sewn them before. The peachskin doesn’t press sharply so it took quite a bit of fiddling to get them to look nice.
I chose all the pockets, because of course you need all the pockets!
The only fit alteration I made was grading up a size below the hip, my standard DesignerStitch mod.
I’ve worn my Varley jogger pants a few times on the school run. No compliments, but I love feeling like I’m wearing tacksuit pants but feeling so much more stylish.

Hi, I’m Pauline from Singapore. After making the Genevieve in Seersucker and loving how it feels and it being great for our weather, I knew I wanted to sew up the Varley Joggers in Seersucker too. I love that this is a quick sew. The relaxed fit is so comfortable for me and great that it has a drawstring elasticated waistband so it’s easy to pull on and off. I also particularly love how Ann made the back leg elasticated as it looks fantastic when I wear my heels with my joggers!
I made mine in a size 4 waist and blended it to a size 2 hips and the fit is perfect! I have gotten a lot of compliments since wearing them out for work and my mum has also eyed it and since we are both about the same size, I gave her my new pants and she’s been wearing them out quite a bit too!
Thanks for another beautiful pattern Ann!

My name is Stacey and I live on the South coast of England.
I used lyocell fabric that I bought from eBay to make my Varley joggers.
If using silky or slippery fabrics for your joggers, make sure you use lots of pins to stop the fabric sliding.
I went with a simple black fabric for my joggers and left off the cargo pockets for a simple look. I style with heels and my Genevieve shirt for a classy work look.
I didn’t need to make any fitting alterations for my joggers.
I have worn mine and have had lots of compliments!

Hi, my name is Synthia and I live in Central California. I sewed up a pair of Varley’s in a linen fabric, my focus lately has been in using natural fibers, for comfort. I really enjoyed sewing up the Varley, especially in linen fabric. Being 5′ 3″ tall, I needed to shorten by 3″ to the overall length, and grade down from the hips. I found the Varley’s to be very unique in design and comfortable to wear. My only tip today, sew what brings you comfort and joy to wear, as most of DS designs do. Thank you, Ann, for an awesome design.

Hey, I’m Girl in Uniform Lieve from Ghent in Belgium. For my Varley Joggers I chose a beautiful crinkle cotton from Minerva (…/textured-crinkle-cotton-blend…). I made very simple joggers with no back pockets or pockets on the leg. I did finish the yoke and side pockets with piping for a nice detail. I shortened the pants three inches so you can see my ankles. I like that with an elegant shoe. You can see more of my creations at or on my blog

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