Yes, I know, we are late jumping on the True Bias Hudson Pant band wagon! But, now that we’ve jumped, we’re in love!
How do the True Bias Hudson Pants Fit?
Bonnie, the Confident Stitch Sample-Maker, made this pair for my daughter, Mairin. Because Mairin is 23-years-old and athletic, I wasn’t overly impressed that the Hudson Pants fit her easily. So, to prepare to write this blog post, I headed over to PatternReview.com, and other blogs to find more opinions on the fit. A couple of bloggers made some tiny changes, but everyone else, regardless of age or size, said they fit easily.
Some people had fit challenges when they used ponte, or another one-way stretch fabric. Bonnie used our lighter-weight soy-cotton-Lycra knit fabric for this pair. It has two-way stretch, and it worked well for Mairin. I prefer less lump-and-bump exposure, so when I finally have time to make myself a pair, I’ll use our heavier-weight soy-cotton-Lycra French terry knit. We always have multiple colors of both weights of soy knits in stock. I prefer soy knits to any other kind of knit because they don’t pill or fade at all. I have experienced pilling and fading in all other knit fabrics — cotton, polyester, rayon, bamboo — so soy is our go-to fiber for knits.
Do True Bias Hudson Pants Live up to the Hype?
Per its envelope, the True Bias Hudson Pant, “is the piece of clothing that you will wear all of the time. It is comfortable enough to wear around the house, but can easily be dressed up to go run errands. The urban fit of these pants leaves a bit of extra room around the hips and then tapers into a skinny leg.” As you can see in the photos, the description is true!
Even though The Confident Stitch is a fabric store, we sometimes don’t have the exact trim for every pattern. The pattern calls for two-inch elastic for the waistband, but we only have 1 ½-inch and 2 ½-inch elastic, so Bonnie increased the width of the waistband to accommodate the 2 ½-inch elastic. No problem. Bonnie did add a zig-zag top-stitch 3/4-inch from the top to secure the waistband.
Bonnie gave this pattern four out of five stars, and she recommends it for advanced beginners.