I think it’s such an exciting time to sew your own clothes because there are so many awesome things out there to make. I have a list a mile long of patterns I want to try.
Last week I tried the Hudson Pant pattern by True Bias. Seth and Ezra both have some pants from Target that look just like the Hudson Pants, and I have been super jealous of them because they look so cozy. So when I saw this pattern, I was very eager to make some.
I was so eager, that I decided to try the pattern out even though all I had to make them with was t-shirt weight knit. So they are pretty thin. But I like them anyway. They’re so very comfortable.
The pattern calls for 2″ wide elastic for the waistband. All I had was 1 1/2″ elastic, so I made a more narrow waistband. To make up for my waistband with the 1 1/2″ wide elastic being 3/4″ narrower than the original pattern, I added 3/4″ to the back rise of the pants.
I didn’t add anything to the front though and I even took some out. I tapered down 1″ from the hip to the center front. I end up doing that for every pants pattern I make because my natural waist is so low in the front.
I didn’t change anything else. I think they fit really well.
I will be making more of these for sure-in a sturdier knit next time.