However, I'm here today to share my version of the newest pattern from Kelli at True Bias - the Men's Hudson Pant! For some reason, I've never posted any of the 4 or 5 versions I've made myself from the women's pattern - but I'm happy to share Jeremy's today!True Bias Men's Hudson Pant
Modifications: None! (But I did use the tester version which has since been updated)
Fabric: French terry from Michael Levine Loft, tie from the trim section of Joann's
I was lucky enough to test this pattern, and just so you know, there have been a few changes made to the pattern during the testing process (the legs are a bit longer, the pockets a bit deeper, some fabric has been taken out of the back thigh, etc). However, Jeremy likes these just as they are.
First off, I cannot rave enough - if you've never used one of Kelli's patterns, then you are in for a real treat. Her PDF patterns are by far the best I've ever used, and I actually enjoy putting them together. The instructions are impeccable, and her patterns go together so easily. That's all just my personal opinion though!
For sizing, Kelli suggests using your intended recipient's actual measurements - so I made Jeremy a straight 36. His RTW size is more of a 34, and his hips did fit into a 34 for this pattern, but I stuck with 36 based on his waist. The fit is spot on, and there's a decent amount of wiggle room because you choose the final waist measurement (by cutting the elastic to fit).
For the fabric, I chose a French terry (I suspect cotton & poly) from the LA garment district, and I think it worked perfectly. Kelli also recommends ponte knit, terry, and stretchy sweatshirt knit. I think if these were made up in a solid ponte, they could really be dressed up or down. Jeremy likes them for lounging around the house, but they have been worn to the grocery store. A solid color knit would give you a very J.Crew look that could be worn with a button up.