It’s hip to be square
As drafted, I found my first pair of Hudson’s to have a very low rise. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer my ‘bottom halves’ to sit at or around belly button.
Interestingly though, even with the low rise, I have wore this first pair of Hudson’s a lot… mainly in the house, but none-the-less a lot. They’ve helped me regain an appreciation and fondness for lounge wear!
In January, I attended a full day class at The Cloth Shop where Kim M helped me fit my Reef Shorts and alter the Hudson Pant pattern to increase the front rise by 1 inch (2.5cm) and the back rise by 3/8″ (1cm) without interfering with the pockets.
I cut the altered pattern out in April to take with me on a sewing weekend and it turns out that these Hudson Pants were the only project I didn’t get to that weekend… which probably had more to do with what colour thread was in the overlocker than anything else!
A commitment to regularly walk with one of my sister-in-laws gave me the impetus to finally sew them up.. and I’m so pleased I did. The fit is just perfect and the comfort factor is high!
Patterned pants are not my usual style, although I have dabbled with them before. Would you agree that a geometric print on a black background is a ‘safe’ option when entering new styling territory?
The verdict… I feel hip and not a bit square when I wear these pants. I think the swan approves of them too!
Pattern: True Bias’ Hudson Pant
Fabric: Ponte from The Cloth Shop (sold out)
Alterations: Increased the front rise by 1″ (2.5cm) and the back rise by 3/8″ (1cm). Added 3/8″ (1cm) to the cuff width. Left off the drawstring and the waistband stitching.
Accessories: Liberty fleece Linden, scarf from Scarlet Jones and shoes from Ecco.
Location: Lake Wendouree, Ballarat