If I had a good segway post back into blogging, I’d go ahead and post it now, but I don’t … so let’s just jump back in where I left off … sewing + pregnant. I’m still both as you’ll see.
In the midst of summer fun and back-to-school, I’ve been sewing so.many.samples … which is great, because I love sewing and the more I sew, the more I learn and that’s just plain fun. Unfortunately, I’ve been terrible about taking photos of the samples. Lucky for me (and you) Robert Kaufman has some great photos and I’m hoping to do a round-up of them very soon. Plus I have all things baby to share … nursery ideas, being ‘of advanced maternal age’ and fun things like that. I’ll try to keep things balanced between sewing/creativity and our new little one, but I can’t make any promises. I hope his cute mug will make up for it!
Today I’m guest posting over on the Indie Sew blog, sharing my creation for the ‘maternity’ category for this fall’s Selfish Sewing Week (check out a week of inspiration at Indie Sew, Imagine Gnats & Kollabora). Of course, I couldn’t settle on just one pattern, so I went ahead and made two. I’m sharing the other one here, the Hudson Pant.
Both patterns were a hit in the sense that they were easy to follow, came together as shown and have great potential. For me though, both patterns were a miss this time around. I didn’t have time to create a muslin and took a guess / gamble on both sizing and fabric. So while these are my favorite pieces, I have plans to re-create both learning from my first try.
I have been wanting to sew a pair of the Hudson pant since I first saw it. I had even bought a ponte knit fabric at JoAnns with the Hudson in mind. Fast forward to the baby bump and I did a quick search to see if anyone had tried modifying them for a maternity fit. I found several blog posts featuring maternity Hudsons and I ended up following the modifications by The Sewing Rabbit.
Overall the fit wasn’t terrible. I think I should have gone up one more size due to my fabric’s lack of stretch and I should have tightened up the waistband using 1-2″ less of elastic.
I love the look of this fabric and the general fit/style of these pants. I can’t wait to make another pair … but first, more samples and then baby sewing!!
Pattern: Hudson Pant
Designer: True Bias
Size: 8 // 31 weeks pregnant
Fabric: Ponte Knit
Modifications: per The Sewing Rabbit (including adding 1″ to the leg length)
Time: 3-4hrs (including piecing digital pattern, cutting pattern & sewing)
Indiesew provided me the Hudson pant sewing pattern as part of their blogger team, but all thoughts and opinions are my own.