Sunday, 12 October 2014

Hudson Pants

 Today I have to present to you my new P.E kit! I'm in my last year of school and we still have to do 2 hours of P.E a fortnight and this year I wanted to do it in style. Enter the amazing True Bias Hudson Pant pattern and some amazing ponte knit from Minerva Crafts which is actually the most expensive fabric I've ever bought. I did only need one metre of it though but I want a whole roll of it to make a myriad of things with it. What can I say, the print and colour and comfy-ness of this fabric just makes me happy.
I was worried about the fit because my hips are a good few inches smaller than the smallest size on the pattern but it was just fine because I could just adapt the amount of elastic used for the waistband. The length is great. Next time I'll make the rise a bit higher, they feel a tad low to me, especially when I'm bending down and stuff.
Is this how people stretch?!
I used the back of the fabric for contrasting pocket bindings and cuffs. It took me 3 tries to overlock the cuffs wrong side to wrong side because I automatically always go right side to right side which in this case was the opposite!
The back of the waistband is a tad iffy because I didn't use the right width of the elastic but it's nothing that a long top can't hide!
These are really really comfy tracksuit bottoms and I can't wait to wear them more and more as the weather gets colder. 

Have a picture of me losing balance when trying to do one of those leg stretches
That's pretty much all I've got to say today and it's back to homework for me.
Thanks for reading and to Ed for taking the pics!
Lauren xx


14 comments:

  1. These look absolutely brilliant! Definitely worth spending the money.

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    1. Thank you! The number of times these will get worn totally justify the money.

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  2. these look great and am laughing at the conversation that would've happened between you and Ed during these photos! Am so glad you like them and the fabric purchase is totally justified.

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    1. Haha thank you! It was mostly, "does this look like a stretch? what if I stretch my legs a bit wider? Oh no, oh no losing balance, losing balance I AM FALLING. "

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  3. Fantastic pants. Fabric is another thing that invokes the "you get what you pay for" mantra, so well worth it.

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  4. They look beautiful! And they must be very comfy as well. Love the fabric!

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait to curl up on the sofa in them during the winter evenings to come.

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  5. Those look so comfy. I'm definitely putting them on my to-make list :) I love the fabric and the idea of using the wrong side as a contrast. Great idea! Nice work :)

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    1. Thank you! As soon as I get my hands on a decent knit fabric another pair will be on its way.

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  6. Beautiful and comfy at the same time - it doesn't get any better :) I really like the fabric!

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  7. Heehee you are so cute. Excellent trews. I just got this pattern so I'm eager to make some

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    1. haha thank you! I can't wait to make some more!

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