Are you sitting down? Yes I did… I made a pair of pants! Okay, I’ll admit that they are fancy lounge pants, but it’s still a big deal around here and I’m celebrating.
The pattern probably needs no introduction. True Bias has cleverly released a version of the Hudson Pant for every member of your family! I’ve already made a couple pairs of the Mini Hudsons for both my girls (see here, here and here) and they are frequently worn and well loved.
After success with the Mini Hudsons, I decided to take the plunge and make some Hudsons of my own. My hips were between sizes, and as my fabric (a lightweight french terry) had very little stretch , I sized up. This was a good decision and the fit looks pretty spot on…
Did you catch that ‘looks’ in the last sentence? I’m a little sad to report, because I will confess to having high hopes for these pants, that the rise is a little lower than I’d like. I generally like my ‘bottom halves’ to sit just under my belly button, and on me, the Hudson Pants are an inch lower than that. And just for the record, I didn’t add the drawstring to the waistband or stitch the elastic in place. What a sewing rebel!
I know I could attempt to fix my rise issues with some pattern adjustments, but the though of having to alter the front, back, pockets and pocket bags doesn’t thrill me. I am therefore going to put this pattern aside for now.
Any thoughts on what ‘bottoms’ I should tackle next? I have all these patterns in my sights… Papercut’s Anima Pant, Style Arc’s Elle Pant, Pattern Fantastique’s Terra Pant and Closet Case Files’ Morgan Jeans.
Pattern: True Bias’ Hudson Pant
Fabric: Black french terry from Clear It (Brunswick Street) which is now sadly sold out and liberty jersey scraps from Sarah for the pocket detail
Accessories: Me-made machine knitted cowl (pre-blog) and sneakers from Luisa.
Location: Eastern Suburbs, Melbourne