How does the saying go? When you have to get dressed but don't want to get dressed.
First, a neat tee.
I first saw this pattern on Flickr. The lovely MC had made a very groovy version and I when I commented on it she offered to send the pattern to me.
How awesome is that?
My bust measurement put me in a large (!) but I went with the medium as I was using a very stretchy knit.
I really like the hi-lo hemline. I wondered if I was not a little old but the Twins assured me I wasn't.
The fabric was again from Eliza's , a lovely cotton/modal in a nude pinky tan colour.
It looks lovely but was not so lovely to sew. I may have likened it to sewing snot. Stretchy and slippery but worth it and only $3/m.
Next up some neat house pants.
The Hudson pants.
This style of pant is not something I have worn since school days but according to The Twins, I needed them.
I am pleasantly surprised at how nice they are.
Neat and not sloppy at all.
I sewed them up in some more cotton/modal knit.
I like cotton/modal.
The nitty gritty Kitty!
I love this tee pattern. I made the medium and will stick to that in this soft fabric. To be honest, I think I would only sew this up in a draping fabric or it may be less elegant and more 80's batwing on me!
I have seen some teeny tiny girls pull it off.
Definitely a generous fit. Consider sizing down. I have read the arm bands can be a bit firm but mine are fine.
I think it took me less time to sew then to cut and pin but I recommend matching your notches and taking your time to get a professional result.
I have several more pieces of cotton/modal earmarked now....
I am super surprised by how much I like these pants on me!
They are a nice sew with natty details on the pocket and neat ankle cuffs.
I would wonder about adding some length (if you are tall) as I am only 5'3 and they were perfect for my height.
I think I may leave the draw cord off my next pair as I would only wear them with an untucked top.
A great house / run to the school/ off to gym type pant.
I wear mine a lot
(and fight them off the Twins AND hey even look good on Hugo)!
See you 'round like a rissole
They both look great! I have been thinking about Hudson pants for ages, I must have bought the pattern a year ago. But I think I am worried they will be really unflattering on my shape. Good to hear how much you love yours! I need some teenage girls as fashion advisers!ReplyDelete
They are nice Jane, I wouldn't be wearing them out for a meal, but housey pants or to dive into town for milk? No problems.ReplyDelete
Great togs! I have been eyeing that pants pattern but haven't pulled the trigger. I worry the tapered leg would not work so well on a thicker calf ... but I do like the shape. The top looks nice too - I spit out my soda when I read sewing snot." Glad it does not feel like wearing snot ...ReplyDelete
Thank you Masha.Delete
I am happier with a 'flowy' feel to these rather then the firmer fit too. I just sized up.
It was awful to sew but it is nice on.
You look chic and comfortable. I really like the pants. And you must be doing something right if your teenagers want to borrow them!ReplyDelete
Thank you Anne, either very right or very very wrong!ReplyDelete
ooooh I love those pants!! They are going on my must get list for sure. The top is cute too, looks great as an outfit. :DReplyDelete
They are so nice Kristin. I think in this drapey fabric they are a bit smarter looking too.Delete
I don't have the Hudson Pants but have Papercut Anima which are similar. I love mine especially for at home days! You really can't go past knit pants and tees for comfort and it really is a huge bonus if they look good as well.ReplyDelete
Ooh, I will have to check those out, thank you!Delete
I think I'll have to try the Hudson pants!ReplyDelete
Do Rachel, they even do teeny ones for your size!Delete