These pants have literally been months in the making. I first set out looking for a good jogger pattern last Fall. I’d been travelling a lot and wanted to find a way to stay warm (it’s always FREEZING on the plane) and still be stylish. I’d tried a few commercial patterns but nothing was quiiiiite right. Then I happened upon the The Hudson Pant pattern on the True Bias website. I do love to support independent pattern companies when I can and I have a lot of Indie patterns to prove it, but sewing them up is another story. I hesitated for a few weeks about this pattern because I am so not into the PDF pattern. After my unsuccessful search for something comparable I bought the pattern and ordered a bunch of sweat shirt fleece and then it just sat but I just couldn’t get them off my mind. After searching InstaGram for images of the pants made up, I saw so many neat versions of the pants I had to go ahead and break down and print and piece the pattern together. I was able to finish these pants in one day save for the waistband elastic only because I didn’t have the right size. I love, love, love them and will be making many more.
Here’s the review:
Pattern Description: The Hudson pant is the piece of clothing that you will wear all of the time. It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but can easily be dressed up to go run errands. The urban fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg. View A is a full length pant and View B is midcalf.
Pattern Sizing: Pattern is sized for sizes 0-18
Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Absolutely!
Were the instructions easy to follow? The instructions are very well written
What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? This pattern is extremely well drafted and very simple to make.
Fabric Used: I used a sweat shirt fleece for this pair but it can be made in a variety of fabrics
Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: No alterations necessary I was able to sew it straight from the pattern which is rare.
Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? These pants are so versatile I will make them many times.
Conclusion: This pattern is easy, stylish and great for beginners.