Thursday, 31 July 2014

Hudson pants

Hudson trousers just doesn't sound quite the same, does it?




So, I don't think these need much in the way of introduction! The first pattern from Kelli at True Bias, these stylish trackpants seem to have taken the sewing world by storm. Or my corner of it, at least - the corner full of women who've had children, wondered where their style went, and then wondered how the hell to get it back again while basically wearing pyjamas as much of the time as possible.

Guys. These are not even secret pyjamas. They're like stealth pyjamas. Nobody expects sweatpants as properly acceptable out-of-the-house-wear, but here they are - hidden in plain sight!




And so easy and satisfying to make, too!

This is some navy lightweight sweatshirting from the Maison Doree in Brussels - on sale at the bargainous price of € 2.50 a metre, which I was overjoyed about as I'd been mightily disappointed to miss it when the roll mysteriously disappeared somewhere in early spring. Turns out it had been removed and then deeply discounted later because there are some little holes in odd bits of the fabric - which I only found out after I got it home.  NOT OK people! Mark it as damaged even if you are selling it off cheap! Fortunately it wasn't too difficult to cut round them, but I'm of a mind to go in and mention it next time I'm there. We'll see.





The red drawstring cord idea came from seeing Heather's lovely neon contrast version (see it here), and also because red white and blue. To me there's something so USA about these! It must just be the name - I'm now itching to go to New York again. Without kids. With a big fabric budget. Might take some planning...

Final detail: the pocket contrast is just the fabric's reverse side.  Mmmmmm... pockets.




There will be more of these. I'm thinking a full-length plain black pair for autumn/winter. Or in fact several, then I need never wear anything else.

Have you made your own Hudson pants yet? If not, are you tempted?  I highly recommend :-)


17 comments:

  1. Girl, these are CUTE! I've got to make a pair... I made two, but both for my sister! I basically want these exact pants! Also- come to NYC! ;)

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  2. These are great! I don't know why I have't given in and made these yet...

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  3. Such great patterns, both of them!

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  4. Do it do it! Can totally see you in these!

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  5. Oh I'd love to! Can't figure out how to make it work with the kids and all, but it WILL happen before too long! Also, make yourself some hudsons stat!

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  6. Helen // Grosgrain GreenJuly 31, 2014 9:07 pm

    These look great! Love the red contrast!

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  7. These are so cute and thanks for the mention! I wanna go to New York with a huge fabric budget too!

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  8. These look brilliant & I'm so tempted to buy the pattern now! Hmm maybe these could skip up the sewing queue?!

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  9. I wasn't that keen on this pattern, tbh - didn't think they were my style at all. BUT these, I love. So much. Pattern added to the already-far-too-long list.

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  10. These look wonderful. I have been debating between the animas and these.... must have a pair I think.

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  11. Yes, I think both patterns fill the same brief really. Definitely worth doing - it's so nice to not feel like a slob in something so comfy!

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  12. Aw thank you (and sorry... :-) Funny and how seeing patterns on different people can change your view of them completely isn't it. The main danger of blog-reading!

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  13. They skipped up mine! Totally worth it :-)

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  14. Hehe yes!! NY Fabric binge! And thank YOU for the inspiration - I was feeling a bit meh about how to finish these off until I saw your contrast drawstring, and it all fell into place :-)

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  15. These look super comfy, I made a pair of similar trousers last weekend from the maison victor magazine - even though I made them in a woven fabric, they feel too close to pj's and it almost feels wrong wearing them to work!
    ... and do go and complain to maison doree - I went and complained when some fabric i bought there basically fell apart and they gave me the cost of the fabric in other free fabric!!

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  16. Oh these are good! I so want to make a pair but think if i do I may possibly never wear anything else ever again!

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