July 22, 2014

With the last day to enter the sewalong contest being today, I thought that it would be fun to share some of the versions made up by my pattern testers.  Along with each photo, each tester provided a little suggestion or tip for sewing up the Hudson Pants.  For those of you still trying to finish a pair of pants for the contest, maybe this will give you the motivation for the final stretch.  I love my pattern testers and am extremely indebted to them for all of their hard work.  They have made some seriously amazing versions of the Hudson Pant.

Teresa of Dandelion Drift

“These pants are perfect to lounge around the house in, but also can easily be worn out and about!  So far, my chambray button down has been my go to top I’ve paired with my Hudson Pant.”


Krista of Lazy Saturdays

“I was thrilled when Kelli asked me to test our her Hudson pattern! I had just found out I was expecting and thought they would be great for maternity wear. I was right! The low cut and thick elastic waistband fit so comfortably below my belly. I love the cut of the legs and feel equally comfortable and cute in them, which I think both are important during pregnancy. While choosing a size to make, I only used my hip measurement and went up one size so I’d have room to grow. This made the perfect maternity pant for me! This is my second pregnancy and I’m growing out of my clothes much more quickly this time, but my Hudson pants remain Perfect! I wear them all the time and plan on making many more in a variety of prints. I think they will be amazing postpartum as well!”


Kelly from Cut Cut Sew

“I have been wearing this casual version around the house constantly, and I can’t wait to try a dressier version for wearing out and about- maybe with some stretch lace, or a cool woven version like Kelli made”


Carly of Away We Sew 


Caroline – Instagram / Sewaholic Contributor

“The Hudson Pants are a great combination of cool and comfortable. The pants were fun to sew from start to finish, and I love the way the waistband comes out looking professional and sturdy. I am already planning my next pair – a black french terry version with leather pocket details. Can’t wait!”



“I went with a neutral blue for my pants so I can wear them with just about anything, but I plan to make some more in a cute print soon.  I’m loving my Hudson pants and my favorite combo so far is pairing them with my knit scout tee.”


Erin of Sew Bon

“I love lounging around in my casual version of the Hudson Pant and I can’t wait to make a dressier version too. I’m currently obsessing over the idea of a pair of Hudson’s in a drapey woven like silk!”


Kristin of Skirt as Top

“I don’t always wear sweatpants in public, but when I do, I prefer Hudson Pants.”


Katie of What Katie Sews

“Find a double-sided fabric for an easy way to add a contrast to the waistband, pocket edges, yokes or cuffs. Tonal shades of the same colour add a bit of detail without being overstated.”


Meg of Cookin and Craftin

“Looking for a more streamlined pocket?  Don’t cut out the outer pocket piece, and instead use the pocket detail to bind just the front pant pocket edge. Topstitch the inner pocket piece directly to the inside of the front pant leg. Use a contrasting color thread for fun!”


Meghan of Made by Meg

“I love my drawstring to a bit of give to it for comfort, so here’s a tip I picked up in an old Vogue pattern : add a small strip of elastic to your drawstring at center back!”


Rachel from Boo Dogg and Me

“Make these in a patterned fabric to set them apart from ‘normal’ tracky pants. Team them with a pair of Converse sneakers and a t-shirt and away you go! I wear mine almost every day and wear them everywhere. I love them.”


I can’t wait to see everyone’s entries.  Don’t forget to enter your Hudson Pants by either tagging your photo #hudsonsewalong on Instagram or sending me a picture via email with the title hudson sewalong.  Gift certificates will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places by the amazing Wanderlust Fabrics.  The winners will be announced on Thursday.

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  • Reply Tilly July 22, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    Sooooooo comfyyyyy and snugglyyyyy… 🙂

    • Reply True Bias July 22, 2014 at 11:34 AM

      thanks tilly. they really are the most comfortable thing in my wardrobe.

  • Reply Clio July 22, 2014 at 11:41 AM

    Such cute Hudsons! And I love getting to know some new-to-me bloggers!

  • Reply Ginger July 22, 2014 at 11:59 AM

    These look fabulous! Those are some stylish babes!

  • Reply ebony July 22, 2014 at 3:12 PM

    A totally inspiring round up!

  • Reply Lisette July 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM

    I may have to reconsider making some of these! I’m not usually a skinny pant wearing kind of girl, but everyone looks great in theirs.
    I’m also really excited that I’m not familiar with any of your testers. It is delightful to see a batch of new faces in the testing pool and it makes me want to go check out their blogs right away rather than my usual response of “Oh, another pattern tested by the same people” and then I click away to Netflix.

  • Reply Fabric Tragic July 22, 2014 at 7:50 PM

    Great roundup, and it’s also great to see them on a different range of bods too. One day I’ll make them for sure!

  • Reply Heather July 22, 2014 at 11:36 PM

    I love all of these!! Can’t wait to see all the entries!

  • Reply Ybat July 23, 2014 at 5:57 PM

    Everybody looks great. I have mine cut out and ready to be sewn but unfortunately not in time for the contest. I will still try and send you a picture once I am done because I love my fabric choice.

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