Hello again! Hope everyone had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! I decided that after a super busy December I was in need of a cosy pair of Secret Pyjamas to snuggle up in on these cold January evenings. Bring on the True Bias Hudson pants!
I fell for this lovely soft pink harmony sweater knit and I really can’t emphasise how super soft this is!
I must admit when it arrived I was slightly nervous about sewing with it, as it’s the lightest, drapiest, softest knit I have sewn with, but I needn’t have worried one bit. Although it has an amazing 2 way stretch it didn’t curl or move when cutting out and even my temperamental overlocker loved it (much to my surprise!).
I usually need to add a little bit of length in the leg, being 5’8”, so I added 2” to the leg length on the pattern at about mid-calf. There’s nothing worse than trousers or pyjamas that stop just that tiny bit too short.
Otherwise the pattern was a dream, so straightforward to follow and a nice easy sew, partly on the overlocker and partly on my normal sewing machine with the walking foot. I did stretch out one quarter of the waistband slightly when pulling it taut to sew the elastic lines, but really not enough to worry about unpicking, just to be aware for next time.
I can’t tell you how soft and light yet cosy these are!
I love these pants and have already been looking at fabric for a couple more pairs, both for pyjamas and a casual daywear pair. BUT, in the meantime, I had enough left from the fabric length and a few scraps to squeeze out a pair of Mini Hudson Pants for my friend’s daughter. This really IS my favourite pattern! For her first size just 40cm of fabric will do. Perfect for remnants and a lovely quick sew (although a bit fiddly getting the overlocker into those cuffs- but not impossible!) Miniature versions are just so darn cute!
At 20 months old she doesn’t stand still for long so I managed to grab a snap while she was preoccupied with my light switch!
While we’re at it, who doesn’t love a little bit of matching outfits? And a couple of action shots as there was no way we were going to get a sensible pose!
So a big thumbs up from both Iona and I for the gorgeous soft fabric and to True Bias for such a simple versatile pattern – and in mini too!
We celebrated in style by sitting on the bed in our matching outfits blowing bubbles with Teddy…