I present to you the Mini Hudson Pants, a pattern by Kelli at True Bias

I am excited to be part of the blog tour for this newly released sweatpant pdf pattern. I've been eyeing the woman's pattern for while and was presently surprised to be invited on the tour for the mini version. This is a simple pattern, perfect a beginner project in my opinion. The pattern has notches to guide you, the explanations are clear and concise. As for the styling,  it has a fun detail at the pockets, cuffed hem and an elasticized waist. According to the measurement chart MisterM was a perfect 7 and so that is the size I made. I was worried it might be too wide in the hips, but I was wrong. The fit is spot on. I love the skinny leg and roomy hips, perfect for comfort and style all in one. The only modification I made was to widened the cuff at the hem since my fabric had zero stretch ( which is not recommended!) in it and was worried MisterM wouldn't get his foot in. It ended up being just like I wanted. Next time, there will be many next times, I will make them longer. I should have really checked the inseam measurements, I think MisterM might have his moms long legs. They fit perfectly now, but for how long?

I also made MisterM a sweatshirt, it's self drafted. I used some stretch terry I had in my stash, an upscycled navy t-shirt and that famous ponte stripe I love so much.  The sweatpants are made with a fleece fabric I got over year ago at my local fabric shop, it's off white with grey slub yarns in it. The grey and white stripe is a ponte knit I also got last winter, maybe you remember it from the hot shorts I made MissE for my California look on Project Run & Play. 

To complete the outfit I made a Wintercroft cardboard mask which I purchased the template here. I am in love and now want to make the entire collection of masks available. It took me a few hours to cut and assemble but the mask came together beautifully.

Mister M and I had a lot of fun with this photoshoot, so I will let you enjoy it! In case you were wondering we shot this in the evening, no flash was used only a 150 watt light bulb from a desk lamp and overhead incandescent lamps. 

My amazingly talented and good friend Mie from Sewing Like Mad is showcasing a girl version of the Mini Hudson pants today and I can tell you they are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G maybe even a little very shiny! Check it out and tell her I say hi!

Be sure to check out all the other participants on the tour:
Monday January 5th - Jolies Bobines | Our Family Four
Tuesday January 6th - A Jennuine Life | Feather's Flights
Wednesday January 7th - Adirondack Inspired | Made by Sara

Friday January 9th - Skirt As Top | Delia Creates

and to purchase the Mini Hudson pattern it's THIS WAY
Thank you so much for having me be part of the tour Kelli. I can't wait to see what other patterns you'll be concocting, I am excited for the future!