everyone deserves a pair of comfy pants! comfy pants for all!
in september i emailed Kelli with a crewcuts link i’d found, suggesting that a kid version of her hudson pants pattern would be super rad. she wrote back saying it was actually already in the works, and now here we are! mini hudson pants!
the pattern runs from size 2T to 10, and is unisex. if you don’t believe me on the unisex part, the blog tour proves it! check out Celina’s for her wolf boy – soooo cool.
i made a pair for E, whose legs have been growing so fast she needs all sorts of pants. hudson pants take a bit more time than a basic legging, but are still a quick “one-evening” sew, especially for me since this is my third pair (two for me, one for her!). i made a size 5 and they’re a bit loose in the waist and long on her, which is just what i wanted.
the sewing is straightforward and the only tricky part to me is the topstitching over elastic – the pattern calls for a zigzag stitch but i straight stitched both of my hudson pant elastics with a walking foot and it hasn’t snapped, so i used that here too while pulling the elastic a bit. practicing on the kid version might be a good idea if you’re nervous to sew adult ones.
the fabric is Maureen Cracknell’s new line for Art Gallery that debuted at Quilt Market last fall – Wild & Free. i actually got to make a dress for Maureen out of this great knit print that she wore at Quilt Market – pretty much a huge exciting honor for me! you can see a peek of the dress here if you’re curious. the print is called “woven path” and it’s available here online, among other places. after i made these, i did a search and saw a couple grown-up versions in this exact fabric in the #hudsonpants tag on instagram!
Maureen/Art Gallery sent way more fabric than i needed and i’ve been waiting for just the right project to use it again. Art Gallery jersey knits are pricey, but i’ve found them to be super easy to sew with, soft, a great weight, and hold up to washing…the good stuff. i sewed most of these pants on my serger except for the pocket details, waistband topstitching, and button holes for the drawstring, which i did on my machine.
i upcycled an Old Navy tank top for a happy little pocket contrast.
though both of my own hudson pants have been solids, i love seeing hers in print (and in a lighter weight fabric). doesn’t she just look so comfy and ready to play/lounge?
i wish i could say i knitted her sweater, but my skillz aren’t nearly that advanced – it was an after-Christmas GAP sale rack find. 😉
i’m looking forward to making some of these pants for my little guys sometime soon! check out my friend and blog tour partner Delia’s great version on her older boy today – Delia recently moved to the Pacific Northwest too, and it’s fun for me to now see familiar scenes (trees, the Puget Sound) in her posts, as well as a generally “slouchier” aesthetic (go visit her, you’ll see what I mean).
here’s a link to the whole mini hudson blog hop and related posts, and you can get your mini hudson pant pattern HERE! oh and you can check out my grown up hudson pants here and here, if you missed them.
thanks for having me on the tour, Kelli!
*disclosure: i received the mini hudson pant pattern at no cost in exchange for participating in the blog tour.
** photo idea inspiration credit for that very first pic up there goes to Anna – i’ve been wanting to mimic that shot of hers for ages.