True Bias Hudson Pants

This “fitted track pant” trend was not one I thought I could jump on board with. In fact, I have protested it in my mind so. many. times. I had dubbed it “only for really skinny gals with small butts and long legs”. Not me. I am 5’8″, with short legs and junk in the trunk. BUT, I was so inspired by these pants on my friend Becki, and REALLY wanted to have a go at the Hudson Pant pattern that I decided to just go for it. My thoughts: if they look really bad, I can sleep in them. The result: they turned out super cute and I can’t wait to make more!

The Hudson Pant pattern is written for knits, but I wanted to sew mine in this lovely Pat Bravo print from her Nouvelle collection (yes! it is just a quilting cotton!), so sized up 3 sizes from what I would have sewn in a knit (a size 14). They fit just how I’d like them to! I added knit for the cuffs and the accent piece on the pockets.

The Hudson Pant // The Hudson Pant // The Hudson Pant // The Hudson Pant // SewCaroline.comI really love these pants and am excited to transition them into fall. Now, I’d love to make a pair out of a simple chambray! πŸ˜‰

What do you guys think? Do you like this trend?!



19 thoughts on “True Bias Hudson Pants

  1. Oooooo…these look so cool! Quilting cotton- who knew?? I am so on board with this trend…I have a few planned for fall πŸ™‚ Chambray would be awesome, I saw Megan Nielsen wearing some chambray track pants and they looked great!

  2. I LOVE THESE! I’ve been in the process of taping the pattern together for days now. This post has put some pep in my step πŸ™‚ How did you calculate 3 sizes difference for quilter cotton substitution?

  3. These look amazing – love the fabric, very feminine and pretty and I think it was a great choice to use cotton instead of knit, the fit looks perfect on you! Great matching of the knit material too πŸ™‚ I don’t think I’m brave enough to wear patterned bottoms.

  4. I love these pants. The print is lovely and the coordinating knit cuffs and pocket trim is just the right touch. My daughter has been asking me to make her pants like these and your post gives me motivation and ideas to do it.

  5. I’ve been watching all the Hudson’s go by and thinking they’re nice on those girls but not for me….but you just sold me. These are super cute, they look great on you and I want some!

  6. Those are just gorgeous! I’m the same build as you and have been just as certain that these pants aren’t for me but now I’m going to reconsider.

  7. These are SO CUTE! I love how yours are a bit looser than some I’ve seen aroundβ€”I think it’s really flattering. I’m also tall and junk-in-the-trunk, though pretty average in the leg length department. Now I’m seriously considering this pattern. Do you find the non-stretch still pretty comfy?

  8. Very cute!
    I bought a pair from Eddie Bauer that look a lot like these and they are in a lightweight twill rayon and soooo comfy! I think a chambray would be terrific!

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