I’m firmly a sewist of the “cake” variety, preferring to make everyday wearable garments over fancy frocks, but recently I noticed a lack of super-comfy outfits to wear when it’s minus 20 outside.
So what could I make but some True Bias Hudson pants? (Also known in my home town as “trakkie bums”)
When the Hudsons first came out I thought they were super cool – but not for me. Partly because I wasn’t sure I could carry off the style, and also because the largest waist size was 38.5″, which is a little small for me. But after seeing so many folks showing off their ridiculously comfortable pants, and my experience that the Ginger size 18s were fine, I decided to take the plunge. And how happy I am!
They fit well with no alterations- in fact, the waist is a little roomy, surprisingly, so I may end up taking in the elastic. I used this absolutely amazing 4-way stretch rayon blend ponte from EmmaOneSock – it’s still in stock in a number of colours and I really can’t recommend it highly enough – it’s soft, drapey with a great heft, and is perfect for this pattern. In fact I just bought another 10 yards for my stash to make sure I always have it on hand.
I finished the pockets with scraps of a gorgeous Vera Wang silk jersey (also from EOS) that I’ve been hoarding for over a year, and also used it to create the “tie” on the front.
I made these shortly before it got ridiculously cold and I got mildly ill, so I can officially report that these are the perfect pants in which to spend a day on the sofa. And, stylish enough not to feel ashamed when you leave the house.
Are you on the Hudson bandwagon yet, dear readers? Are you finding it hard to wear proper trousers now? I fear now I’ve tried them I’ll never go back.