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The Hudson Pant! Perfect Pattern Parcel #6

I made pants!! This may be the first time since... ever? Or about 2008.

But jogger pants are everywhere now, and I love that a blogger/sewist out there came up with a pattern so we can make our own. That means whatever color combinations you want, and you can tailor the fit! Kelli of True Bias came up with the Hudson Pant pattern earlier this year, a very cool DIY jogger pant you can make out of knit, woven, faux stretch leather trim!, whatever. (She's even made them in floral silk - wow!) Kelli invited me to be a pattern tester for this fun pattern but I was deep in book work this spring and didn't have a chance. Happily, I got a chance to try Kelli's pattern because it's part of Perfect Pattern Parcel #6, which I'm blogging about.

It was so fun to do something new, and I don't sew with knits a ton, and almost never with the sweatshirt knit I bought for these.

I chose a warm navy sweatshirt knit and used a contrasting lightweight jersey knit in black for the cuffs, waistband, and pocket trim detail.

Kelli's instructions were very easy to follow and these went together so quickly!

They are so comfy!

I'm trying out the gym-clothes-as-street-clothes thing. I like them with basics like a jean jacket and aviators, but also with this new favorite sweater that I wish I could wear at least twice a week! (Similar/similar.)

If you want to try out the Hudson Pant pattern, check out the Perfect Pattern Parcel that it's a part of, the 6th limited time collection PPP has done (all profits go to a charity). Choose the price you want to pay, and get the rest of these patterns too!
Pattern Parcel #6: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Parcel #6 includes:

  • Bronte Top by Jennifer Lauren
  • Hudson Pant by True Bias
  • Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations
  • Syrah Skirt by Lauren Dahl (exclusive release!)
  • Zsalya Dress by Kate and Rose
  • BONUS PATTERN: Odette Dress by Bluegingerdoll (Choose a price of $32 or greater for Parcel #6 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! That's only $5 per pattern.)

How Pattern Parcel Works: Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel. We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity Donorschoose.org in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we've raised over $12,000 for classrooms in need!

Pattern Parcel #6: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win


  1. these look so great on you! and i love the way you have styled them. nothing like wearing sweats outdoors right?

  2. Well it was just the time to sew pants I guess, I sewed up a pair of harem style pants yesterday and am now wearing them two days in a row. I'm afraid if I made the Hudsons I'd never take them off. :o) Your color combo is so classy! Wait, can joggers be classy? Eh, sure they can. :o)


  3. Your styling is spot on! I'm totally gonna copy your outfit when I get to making my own pair, because I don't know how to style them myself without looking like I just went for a run:) Great job!

  4. Definitely cute with the denim jacket!

  5. Impressive! I'd imagine it's challenging to sew with stretchy fabrics but the pants came out beautifully.

  6. Love the pants. Such a rad outfit you came up with. Will replicate this soon! Thanks.

  7. You make these pants look so super cool. I love how you styled them! So adorable.



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