June 22, 2014

note : this is the revised sewalong schedule and information.  Due to some issues with my rss feed most people were not able to see my posts for the last week.  As a result I moved the sewalong by two days to get everything back in order and reposted this schedule.

In my opinion sewalongs are one of the best parts of sewing with indie patterns.  I know that I have learned a lot from watching the people that I look up to sew up their own patterns.  I have made close to ten versions of this pant during the drafting / testing phase and have learned a lot during the process.  I kinda feel like I could sew them with my eyes shut now.  So hopefully this sewalong will help you make the best possible version of the Hudson pants for yourself.

Sewalong Schedule

Monday June 30th – Fabric and Notions
Tuesday July 1st – Sewing Knits
Wednesday July 2nd – Printing, Assembling, and Cutting
Thursday July 3rd – Sewing the Pockets
Friday July 4th – Sewing the Side Seams and Crotch
Monday July 7th – Sewing the Waistband
Tuesday July8th – Sewing the Ankle / Calf Band
Tuesday July 22nd – Last day to enter the Hudson Pant Sewalong Contest
Thursday July 24th – Winners Announced!


And just to make this a little more fun there will be a competition in conjunction with the sewalong.  The wonderful online shop Wanderlust fabrics is providing gift cards for her top three favorite versions of the Hudson pant.  All you need to do to enter is sew up your pants by Monday July 22nd and either post them on instagram with the hashtag #hudsonsewalong or if you don’t do instagram then just email me a pic with the title hudson sewalong.  Also comment on this post to signup.  The competition is open to US and International participants alike.


1st place – $60 gift card to Wanderlust Fabrics
2nd place – $40 gift card to Wanderlust Fabrics
3rd place – $20 gift card to Wanderlust Fabrics

So what do you guys think?  Are you in?  Please let me know if you have any questions.  I am super excited to get started and see what you all make. Just comment on this post to signup!  Can’t wait.

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  • Reply Karen * WinkyBlinky June 23, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Yay! Getting ready over here. Do we sign up? Will there be sewalong @flickr or here? I’m looking forward to seeing them all!

  • Reply Lisa June 24, 2014 at 7:42 AM

    So excited. Purchased my pattern and can’t wait to start 🙂

    • Reply True Bias June 25, 2014 at 1:18 AM

      yeah! can’t wait to get started with the sewalong too.!

  • Reply Kalle June 24, 2014 at 10:53 AM

    Yes! I have been waiting for this pattern release, and not a sew along is icing on the cake. Can’t wait – heading to the fabric shop today!

    • Reply True Bias June 25, 2014 at 1:16 AM

      So glad! Can’t wait to see what you make.

  • Reply Emerald June 25, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    So excited! Got the pattern and ordered my fabric yesterday!

    How exactly do we sign up though?

    • Reply True Bias June 26, 2014 at 1:12 AM

      Yeah! so glad that you are going to participate. You can sign up by commenting on this post actually. Sorry. It’s been a bit confusing. The sewalong is actually going to be moved by a couple of days (going to start monday instead) due to some rss problems with my new blog. I will put a post up about it tomorrow morning to explain more and talk about the new schedule. Sorry about the confusion. I just want to make sure that everyone is seeing the posts.

  • Reply Jo June 26, 2014 at 3:04 AM

    Oh yay! I have the pattern and would love to sewalong – not sure I’ll be able to ‘keep up’ but crossing my fingers I’ll be able to get some made by 7/21! These look like such great pants Kelli, I’m really excited to make them!

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  • Reply MaciNic July 16, 2014 at 7:20 AM

    Thanks so much Kelli & Wanderlust! I’ve just finished & blogged my 2nd pair – so stylishly comfortable!! Instagram @Maci_Nic

    • Reply True Bias July 16, 2014 at 1:45 PM

      so glad that you like them. stylishly comfortable – i like the sound of that.

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