Pattern: True Bias's Hudson Pant
Fabric: medium-weight jersey
If you've been following along, you know that I lurve me some pants. And Kelli must have noticed, too, because she sent me her brand new Hudson Pant pattern to test out. What she didn't know is that I had actually been wanting to make myself some lounge pants, and even had the fabric all bought and washed and ready to go!
This is a fun new pattern that's more glam than sweatpants yet way more comfy than trying to relax in your favorite jeans. They have replaced my worn-out leggings, and I actually like the looser fit around the hips because I don't feel like I'm in my underwear if my neighbor pops over for a drink or I need to run out to get the mail. Of course, I've glammed them up a bit for you here, but in truth I have worn these as my 'home outfit' pretty much every night since I've made them up two weeks ago (yes, I'm wearing them now; no, you can't have a picture.).
I went with black for mine because it goes with everything, but I have seriously been drooling over some of the other, more creative versions that have been popping up online.
This is a relatively quick and easy pattern, but does include some fun details that would look great color-blocked and give some added interest. Here's a shot of the elasticized waistband and the pocket detail:
The other thing that's great about this pattern is that, as a knit pattern, you don't run in to many of the fitting issues that you might encounter making woven pants. I cut a straight size six and had absolutely no problem. The funny part is I don't even have any of the "saggy butt" issues I've complained about in my last couple of pairs. For this reason, I would say this is a great pattern to try out if you want to dip your toe into pants-making: it follows many of the same steps as making a pair of jeans - from pockets to the order of construction - but is much more forgiving in terms of fit. Kelli's instructions are clear and easy to follow, and include great illustrations.