There are big changes happening here in the Clevenger house! If you follow me on Instagram you may know that I recently announced that Eric (my husband) took a new job in a different state. This is something we have been preparing for a few months now. Knowing we would have to be moving about this time I knew immediately what I wanted to make for this months project. I wanted something that I would be comfortable in while packing boxes and it could not be pajama pants. I wanted something a little more stylish that I could wear all day and still leave the house to walk the dogs in. Enter the True Bias Hudson Pants!
I have had this pattern for quite some time now, but have never gotten around to making it. While “window shopping” Cali Fabrics I came across this Denim Blue French Terry and immediately fell in love. I have never sewn French Terry before and it was on my to do list, so I snatched it up. This fabric is perfect for this pattern! It was super easy to sew up. I even used a contrast navy for the waistband, cuffs and side stripes. I did add 3″ wide elastic to the cuffs to help give them a better fit for me. I don’t know if I can adequately express just how much I love these pants! I am definitely going to be making more of these in the near future. I currently have my eye on this Forest Green Cotton French Terry for my next pair.
I also needed a top to go with these joggers. I was drawn to this Black on Red Slubbed Knit. I thought that this shade of red would look amazing with the navy and denim I wanted to use for my joggers. When it came in the mail I was not disappointed in my choices. I choose to make the DIY Dixie Summer Concert Tee but I wanted to make it a little different then all the other versions I have made. I scooped out the back to be similar to the front. Then I made some straps and crisscrossed them in the back. It is a littler longer in the back than I would like but it works for a casual outfit.
When I found the red knit I also found this Navy on Aqua Slubbed Knit. I really liked it to so I decided to get it to use for a second top to wear with my joggers. For this top I used McCall’s 7286 in view B. I really like that this top has a raglan sleeve and curves at the hem of the side seams. All in all I am really pleased with how these three pieces turned out.