Ya, I know, real creative title. But I'm serious, this is my new favourite thing to wear whilst lounging around the house. It's also super fun to sew up. It's the Hudson Pant by True Bias.
When I first saw these on Instagram, I knew that I wanted to make them. A comfy, lounge pant that can be worn for quick trips to the store? I'm in. Unfortunately, the pattern hadn't been released yet. So I stalked Kelli on her blog and Instagram until the release date, and I bought it the morning it came out.
For my wearable muslin, I used a ponte de roma that I picked up on sale at Fabricland months ago. It's thick and super soft - perfect for a lounge pant. It was on sale, so I bought 4 colours.
I think they look cool with the contrasting waistband and cuffs, and I like that they have kind of a retro feel. My only issue, is I don't know what to wear them with. Nothing looks quite right to me. I am seriously considering making a matching hoodie to this pair for a full on leisure suit, but that might be a little warm for this time of year. I guess I'll just have to find the perfect t-shirt pattern to go with it.
There was a little bird in the tree next to me watching and singing as I took these pictures. I guess he was a bit distracting. I really have to work on my photography skills. Taking good selfies is harder than it looks.
Of course, I loved these pants so much, I had to make another pair. I decided to go with black ponte de roma, and a contrasting pocket.
I love these ones even more than my first pair. And because they are a basic black, they go with everything! The only really problem with them, is that they seem to be a magnet for pug hair! But that's the story of my life - perhaps I need to make a fawn coloured pair, so the hair just blends in.
Here I am in an extremely awkward pose, trying to show off the pocket detail. I like the penguins, but I think it might have looked better with a different print. Maybe next time - I definitely see more of these pants in my near future.
These pants are a little bit lower rise than I usually wear, but I don't normally walk around with my shirt tucked in, so I think they work. And they are super comfy. I like that they are slim, but not legging tight. I am looking forward to sewing up another pair in the shorter - capri-length. And I am also looking forward to experimenting with different fabrics too. This is a great pattern and definitely at TNT (Tried and True) for me.
If you are interested in sewing up a pair of your own Hudsons, Kelli has a great sew-a-long on her blog and these are a pretty easy project.