My one and only Hudson Pant (True Bias sewing pattern)

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I spend a big part of my life in joggers - comfort rules! But RTW joggers are often made out of cheap fabric, fall apart in no time and recovery, what is that?

Sewing to the rescue! 

The Hudson Pant from True Bias is the first pattern I tried on my journey to get the perfect selfmade joggers.

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At first, they are too big. They have been about a size too big back when I made them, and I have lost about 1 or 2 sizes since then. This one goes on me!
But besides that, I'm rather unsatisfied with this make. Maybe all the overwhelmingly positive reviews I've seen made me too confident, that this would fit on the first try. I remember, when I put them on for the first time, right after the last seam was finished, I was actually quite shocked. They looked horrible!

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What I found most disturbing was the front crotch. I felt and looked like I could fit a rolled up cat in there and still have space! In an almost desperate atempt to stop making it look like I wear them the wrong way round or like I wear men's pants, I took a lot of fabric away at the front crotch. I didn't want to mess with the sides and the pockets. Of course, that didn't really solve it, but since then I made piece with this make. When I looked at the model photos on True Bias' website later, I realized the crotch looks like that on the models too - it's probably supposed to look like that.

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Same with the height: I'm 163cm tall and I have a longer torso and shorter legs. All pants and skirts are usually too long for me - both sewing patterns and RTW. For my taste, Hudson is too short. When I sit down, the leg pulls up so much, it exposes way more than I like. As these pants are mainly for cold weather, that's not cool. But again, looking at the models photos, they are supposed to be that short. My tip for anyone with longer legs than me: Add length beforehand!

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And last thing, the butt. As these are just too big, it's not a problem. They fit just around my butt. But if I made them smaller, I probably would tear the back seam apart ;-) ! That's another common thing with my body: sewing patterns and RTW are all drafted for quite flat butts.

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As I now think about this make I'm sure I will not make Hudson again. But I won't say it's a bad pattern at all - on the contrary. It's just drafted for a different body shape and the design choice doesn't meet my taste.

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Which joggers pattern would you recommend? 


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  1. Carita joggers from New Horizon is a very good pattern.

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, Elke! They do look great on their website and I have not tried New Horizon patterns yet!

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