Hudson Sweatpants

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I haven’t wanted to take these pants off since I made them two weeks ago, and I’m wearing them as I type up this post. They are the True Bias Hudson Pants made up in a grey scuba fabric from Joann’s.

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About a month ago, I texted my friend to see if she’d sew with me. To entice her, I brought up the idea of making sweat pants, and she jumped all over it. We ended up going to Joann’s together the next day to pick out fabric. I ended up with 1.5 yards of this stable grey scuba, and she ended up with a crazy soft grey cuddle-worthy knit. I don’t even know how to describe it, but she reports that it keeps getting better in the wash.

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We did the sewing together at my house a few weeks later. All together, it took us 4 hours to make both pairs once they were cut out. It was actually really efficient to make them at the same time because we were switching back and forth between the sewing machine and serger.

I decided to add some pizzaz to my pants by using contrast fabric for the waistband and pocket detail. The dark grey contrast is leftover from the sweatshirt that I made for Brandon. I contemplated also using it for the ankle bands, but that seemed like overkill. In retrospect, it probably would have been okay either way.

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It’s amazingly difficult to take a flattering picture in sweatpants. So, forgive the lack of headshots here. That’s not really the point of sweatpants, though. They’re all about comfort. And these are #winning in that department.

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Pattern: True Bias Hudson Pants, view A, size 4
Fabric: 1.5 yards grey scuba from Joann’s, remnants of charcoal ponte roma from Joann’s
Notions: 2″ wide soft elastic
Cost: free–my friend gave me all the supplies!
Time: 4 hours

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