This was a conversation I had with my friend recently and let me tell you, I was FEELING this sentiment:

All of my skinny jeans are too tight (I now have an “athletic” build, a.k.a. “exercise butt”) and coming home at the end of the day and changing out of those leg-prisons and into the soft knit joggers I’d recently made was heaven.

Then I saw that my favorite company, Nooworks, had launched knit joggers in their fantastic prints and I had a lightbulb moment: First, I would burn my too-tight jeans, and next I would find a good printed knit and make myself some STRETCHY PANTS that are still work-appropriate.

The smug look of someone who goes to meetings in pajama pants

These are the Greenstyle Brassie Joggers again, quickly becoming my favorite pattern. I went up one size from my lounge pair for maximum comfort/work appropriateness, but they’re a hair baggy (I’m not complaining, though). The cotton knit was a lucky find from–it’s European, I think, and is light without being flimsy.

This were my first time making the Brassies with the zip pocket variation and the instructions were excellent. Just look at that tidy finish:

I love my new non-jean pants so much. I’ve been scouring the internet for more cool printed knits. I have a plain black ponte pair on the machine right this minute. It’s a whole new world of stretchy pants!