Ah, pants. Two tubes of fabric and yet how you puzzle us all! Today I’m sharing my latest make: the True Bias Hudson Pants.
It’s a curious story, because the Hudsons were, I believe, the first pants I ever made, and with a great result! I blogged about them, and have worn them regularly every since – so comfortable and yet stylish in a athleisure-trendy kinda way.
So, when I found some AMAZING ponte on Emma One Sock (my #1 source of knits, by far), and decided I’d have to make a new pair.
I suspect it’s not quite as apparent in these photos as in real life, but the fit is WAY different. I double checked that I did the legs the right way around, but for some reason I have mega odd pulling and pooling in the crotch area, and the back is no better – check out that weird combo of bagginess and pulling!
Now, for a confession. Despite the fact these fit me so poorly I’m still wearing them regularly. Yep! Because the reality is: most of us don’t wear perfectly fitting clothes all of the time, non-sewists never seem to notice fit *at all*, and, they are extremely comfortable. And sometimes comfort wins out! I have to say that seeing these photos now does give me pause… but I’ll probably still wear them.
Does anyone have any bright ideas about what went wrong here or what I should change? I made the same size as before – the only thing I didn’t do this time was narrow the legs.. which I could try, though I’m skeptical it would solve the problem.
Size Range: 2, because it only goes up to an 18 – albeit a very generous 18.
Instructions: 5. Great! Easy for a beginner.
Construction Process: 5. Also super easy
Final Fit: 3? Mebbe? 2?
Overall Rating: For this pair, 3.5, but for my old ones 4.5.
So, any bright ideas for me dear CSC readers? If I could get the old fit, I’d be pleased as punch with these!