Ham sandwiches, I love this outfit!! I am well known for sewing multiples, in fact, I have a personal uniform peopled with favourite silhouettes and colours. This year, I want to take the time to sew comfortable and attractive lounge wear. I love to relax as much as the next person but yoga pants and sweatshirts aren't my thing. I want to make things that are easy to wear as well as appropriate for running errands and the like.
These Hudson pants definitely fit the bill. This is actually a wearable muslin but there are few changes I would make to future pairs. I used leftover floral ponte knit and jersey from other projects and I'm quite delighted with the outcome.
The pattern is a PDF, which is something I normally shy away from, but this one quick and easy to put together. The instructions are concise and I found them easy to visualize in my head. I'm a visual learner, so being able to see garment construction step-by-step is really essential for me. The pants have a 33" inseam and, even though mine is less than that, I left I didn't make any adjustments as I wanted to see how slouchy the legs would look. Turns out, I like this length a lot. I also love the skinny leg, which I think elevates these far and above your standard sweatpants.
I have another pair planned with the same print but in a pink colourway, accented with pink velour. I would also love to make a pair in organic sweatshirt knit. Ponte knit is easy to work with and warm; however, as it is 100% polyester, it definitely will outlive its usefulness in warmer weather.
This navy velour top is my third Perri Pullover and I love it as much as I do the first. It is sinfully comfortable to wear and I love the feminine silhouette. With skinny pants or sparkly leggings, I would definitely wear this to work. Paired with my Hudson pants, it is perfect for lounging and a welcome addition to my wardrobe.
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Top: Perri Pullover | Cotton stretch velour
Pants: Hudson Pants | Floral ponte de roma
Beret: Knit by me | Wool of the Andes Worsted in Cloud