One of the things I wanted to do for 2016 was to Cultivate (my word of the year) time to sew for fun instead of strictly for work. And by posting these on the blog, I’m probably crossing my own line, but since this month is about wardrobe basics and these have become some of mine, I’m posting about my Hudson Pants. With the caveat that I bought this pattern and told myself I could sew them without posting – which is actually what happened for quite a while since I sewed these all months ago. But telling myself I don’t HAVE to do something is often a good way to trick myself into doing it, ha!
This was the first pair I sewed, in gray sweatshirt fleece without much stretch. Between the lack of stretch in my fabric and the fact that I have comparatively muscular calves from running, these pants are quite fitted from the knee down. But not uncomfortably so, once I get them on. Paired with my V Tee, these are perfect comfy wear.
However, the fleece fabric also makes these WARM. It was early spring by the time I sewed these, so I haven’t gotten to wear them enough because it got hot here pretty much right after these came off my machine.
But I could tell I liked the pattern enough to sew another pair, so this time I used a lightweight stretch French terry with this fun print. (Pretty sure I ordered this fabric from Girl Charlee).
Paired with my Texana Tank, a lightweight sweater, and sandals, these pants have become my go-to travel outfit. I’m so glad that current fashion is so comfortable.
But I hadn’t yet made the calf length version. So I finally made them in a stable gray interlock with black accents. I think these will be perfect not just for dog walking, but also for football games until the weather finally cools off for fall.
Of course, I have yet to wear them to a game, because our first two have been so hot only shorts would be appropriate. But I have hopes.
And for those who don’t follow me on Instagram, this is Dany, the Cane Corso puppy we got in August. She’s already gained over 10 lbs in the month since we got her, and she’ll top out at over 100.
She’s in training to replace our Akita as my jogging partner, since our Akita is too old to go with me anymore.