I’ve been meaning to post about these Hudson Pants for a while, but getting pictures was surprising hard. It rained the couple times I wanted to do pictures and then earlier this week I accidentally over-dyed my eyebrows and ended up looking a lot like Groucho Marx (not a good look for me). But, after scrubbing my face a million times and a lovely rain-free evening, I got some shots and I can finally share my new favorite sweat pants – The Hudson Pant.
This version is my pattern test version of the True Bias Hudson Pant. But, I seriously like it so much that I have plans to make another pair. I think it would be really fun in a floral sweatshirt fabric or modifying the pattern a smidge to work in a drapey poly-blend woven.
For this version, I used a gray french terry material for the pant and a black ponte knit for the waistband, pocket detail and ankle cuff from Colorado Fabrics. I had never sewn with ponte knit before and I have to say it is absolutely dreamy to work with! I was able to iron it without it curling (and it maintained a solid crease) and it’s not at all slippery! I think I need to use this stuff more often.
My hips measure 37.5 so I rounded up and cut the size 8 (which has a hip measurement of 38). I think I could have gone with the size 6 though – especially since my fabric tends to stretch out. Also, the pattern is made for a 5’5 woman, and for some reason, I didn’t think I needed to shorten it even though I’m 5’2ish. Turns out I should have. In these pics, I have the ankle cuff rolled up. Shortening it about 3 or 4 inches should do the trick for my next pair.
Also, as this is the pattern test version, I want to call out the changes that were made from this version to the final version. The fit is pretty much the same, but Kelli said she added some extra room to the calves and ankle cuff. She said that you wouldn’t notice the difference in pictures but that they would feel more comfortable. Kelly also said she changed the way the pocket detail is attached so that it will lay flatter against the hip.
I’m excited to print off the final version of this pattern and make another pair. I have a feeling I’m going to be living in these non-stop.
Disclaimer: I was a pattern tester for the Hudson Pant pattern. As a result of volunteering to pattern test, the pattern was provided to me free of charge. But, as always, the thoughts expressed in this post are my own.