Maternity MyFit Joggers

Our MyFit Joggers PDF Pattern is the answer to your ill fitting pull-on pants problems. The MyFit Joggers program utilizes your actual body measurements to create a pattern that will fit you just right. With a built-in Maternity option, you can create perfect fitting joggers during pregnancy, customized to your waistband preferences. 

To get the best fit for your maternity waistband, let's take an in depth look at measuring for the MyFit Joggers while pregnant.  The MyFit Joggers has multiple waistband options-one specific to maternity, but the others can be used as well if we measure correctly. 



Option 1: Maternity Waistband

For the Maternity Waistband the waist is defined as:

Waist: waist measurement should be taken at the desired waistband seam line (not at top of waistband as we would in non-maternity). Waist measurement will be the circumference of the torso connecting the spots where we measure rise and depth to in front and back. Waist does not have to be level to ground, it can be tipped like our rise and depth.

For over the belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to under belly (approximate location of public bone). This will be location of waistband seam.
Depth will often be in the 2-4” range, and rise a bit larger (front rise will often be only slightly larger than front depth).

Measure back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) to a slightly higher point (a few inches) on back as band is narrower in back (like front, we are measuring to location of waistband seam, not top of waistband). The generator will determine the difference between front and back waistband height based on other measurements entered. 

Rise will be higher than depth, but should both be measured to the same top location.

The Maternity waistband also comes with another optional measurement to specify the top of the belly circumference, and it should be taken where the top of the waistband will be. **Using this measurement does not impact rise and depth measurements. **

The default height at front of the Maternity waistband is 8", but as seen below, is customizable to your preference, the height at back will be determined based on several measurements.


Option 2: Low belly maternity band

To utilize other waistband types in the Jogger's pattern while pregnant, define waist as:

Waist: waist measurement should be taken at the desired top of waistband -just as we would when not selecting maternity. Waist measurement will be the circumference of the torso connecting the spots where we measure rise and depth to in front and back. Waist does not have to be level to ground, it can be tipped like our rise and depth.

For low belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to top of desired waistband height.

Height of the waistband will be determined by either the width of your elastic if choosing elastic waistband or if choosing yoga band, the generator will take you to a screen asking how tall you would like your waistband to me. For low belly maternity yoga band, 3" (7.5cm) may be preferred.

For low belly maternity band, back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) will be measured to higher level than than front depth and rise, because when band is narrower, we need to ensure waistband is tipped so there is enough coverage in back. 

Back depth for low belly band might be in the 5-8” range, with back rise larger and measured to same point. 

 

 

Option 3: Under Belly Band, elastic or yoga

To utilize other waistband types in the Jogger's pattern while pregnant, define waist as:

Waist: waist measurement should be taken at the desired top of waistband -just as we would when not selecting maternity. Waist measurement will be the circumference of the torso connecting the spots where we measure rise and depth to in front and back. Waist does not have to be level to ground, it can be tipped like our rise and depth.

For under belly band, you may want to make band height fairly narrow, 1-2” for example.  Keep in mind under the belly band may be prone to rolling. Changing to elastic instead of fabric band is an option to avoid rolling.

For under the belly maternity band, measure front depth (light blue) and front rise (dark blue) to even lower location, so that band remains as low as possible. This will be location of top of waistband.

As explained above, for low belly band back depth (light blue) and back rise (dark blue) will be measured to higher level than than front depth and rise, because when band is narrower, we need to ensure waistband is tipped so there is enough coverage in back. 


Back depth for low belly or under belly band might be in the 5-8” range, with back rise larger and measured to same point. Again it is measured to top of waistband.

I hope this helps on your path to perfect fitting maternity joggers! If you have any questions or want to share your Joggers, we are always available in our Facebook group , We Hope to see you there.

Thanks for joining us today, Cynthia and Sasha


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