I'm just barely sneaking in another make for Parcel #6 (here's the first) before the tour ends and this parcel is gone forever! (don't know what I'm talking about? Check out their site to learn more about how awesome Perfect Pattern Parcel is) I've been dying to make some Hudson pants since before I even got the pattern but I've been supa supa busy sewing many other things. In the past couple of months I've sewn 2 wedding dresses, 2 Halloween costumes, 20 drawstring bags, and two makes for separate Pattern Parcel blog tours. That's all I can think of, but for some reason I feel like there was something else... Oh and I had a photography retreat, a trip to Utah (2 weeks!), my sister came to visit, and I'm training for a marathon. Way too many good things to even deserve, but it meant those Hudson pants went on the back burner.
Anyhow, I've been wanting some Hudson pants because I basically live in yoga pants these days and mine are all stretched out from maternity/postpartum wear. And yes my baby is 18 months old already. I know. Buy some clothes that fit already, right? But I made time! And I sewed them up in literally one evening, which is nearly unheard of for me. I've worn them every day since I finished them 2 days ago, and I don't plan on stopping. I guess I'll probably need another pair ;)
So the pattern- I printed the large format version at the copy shop because NO TAPING MAKES ME HAPPY so that expedited the process quite a bit. I literally started tracing my pattern at 8:30 and put the final touches on them at 11:15. Boo to the yah.
I'm short on pictures this time because we were all a little hangry and dinner needed to be made. Also, anyone have recommendations for a camera remote? My marriage will thank you.
Behold, my Hudsons.
Pout pout fish photo bomb!
This is pretty accurate- no fancy photo shoot for these. I'm lounging in them, reading books, really spending much too much time on the computer in them. #momlife.
Things I loved...
- the fit! I sewed a size 6, no changes, and I love the fit.
- fast sew! record speed for me, I tell ya.
- the waistband! The finish of it looks pretty pro.
- nada. not one thing.
- I'd love to try a cropped version
- use a heavier fabric to make them feel less pajama like
- Charcoal reversible rayon jersey blend, from JoAnns. It is DIVINE. So soft. So supple. The waistband and pocket detail show the opposite side of the fabric.
- Dollar store shoe lace for a waist tie