Sunday, 19 October 2014

Perfect Pattern Parcel #6 - True Bias Hudson Pants

It's that time again guys, Perfect Pattern Parcel Launch tour for parcel #6!  And this time it's a good one!  I love being a part of the inspiration tours for this wonderful idea that benefits such an amazing cause.  Although now well established, let me remind you what it's all about:
'Here at Perfect Pattern Parcel, we believe in supporting independent pattern designers. It’s our opinion that indie patterns are just, well, better than big box patterns, and we’re pretty sure our customers think so too. So, we allow customers to show their support in naming their own price for each Parcel.  We also encourage customers to allocate part of their Parcel price to the charity in order to help classrooms in need. Pattern Parcel donates all profits after expenses from Parcel sales to the charity as well. Together we've raised over $12,000 for classrooms in need!'
Parcel #6 includes: 
Pattern Parcel #6: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

Syrah Skirt by Lauren Dahl (exclusive release!)
Bronte Top by Jennifer Lauren
Julia Cardigan by Mouse House Creations
Hudson Pant by True Bias
Zsalya Dress by Kate and Rose
BONUS PATTERN: Odette Dress by Bluegingerdoll

Bonus Pattern:
Choose a price of $32 or greater for Parcel #6 and you will automatically also be sent the Bonus Pattern! That's only $5 a pattern. The Bonus Pattern for this Parcel is the Odette Dress by Bluegingerdoll. Vintage inspired silhouette is had two flattering necklines and a gorgeous skirt. The Odette Dress pattern goes from a size 4 through a 24! 
Pattern Parcel #6: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win

 With such amazing patterns to choose from I was definetly spoiled for choice!  But I finally decided upon the Hudson Pants by True Bias.

I missed out on the fun of these when they first went viral because I had jusst bought the Anima Pant pattern by Papercut Patterns and couldn't justify a second (similar) tracksuit bottom pattern.  It's so difficult to know what to do when two designers release something that totally appeals and you have that difficult decision on which one to buy.  So I'm glad I got to try them out for this make.

I cut the largest size based on my measurements which fit really well around the butt but I found for me that the came up a little short-waisted (I'm pretty long in the body so this is more to do with my awkward shape than pattern drafting!).  I always struggle with trousers because of this so for the next time I make these I know to add a bit of length through the waist.

These sewed up a treat and took very little time from cutting to completion.  Drafted well and easy to follow instructions definetly helped!

The fabric I used was from Remnant Kings (eventually I'll get round to referring to it as my work as casually as I can) and can be shopped here.  We also have it in white and navy and each is as amazing as the other.  This is from a realitvely new supplier we met whilst in Paris as PV (did I not mention that trip?!) who we also got a lot of other lovely new things from.  When you're over on be sure to check out the new in section for more of these gorgeous fabrics!  I think I used about 1.5m of it so have a little left over from my cut for a top or something.

What I like about the pairing of this pattern with this fabric is that it loses the casual-ness of the tracksuit bottom look and makes it totally sports luxe.  I feel I could almost get away with wearing these formally.

So there's only one last thing to say and that's head on over to Perfect Pattern Parcel and get your hands on this amazing bundle!
Pattern Parcel #6: Choose your own price and support DonorsChoose. Win/win
The Facts
Pattern: Hudson Pants by True Bias
Size Cut: 18
Fabric: Houndstooth Scuba from Remnant Kings
Notions: elastic
Alterations: none
Notes: make rise higher next time!
Wearability: 9/10

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  1. Whooohoooo!!!!! Julia cardi and Bronte top were on my wishlist!!! So that's me in! And I love that scuba, you could so wear them out on the town - just need a sparkly top!

  2. Perfect fabric choice! These look so cool!

  3. I love what you've done with these Hudson pants. (strokes chin) it's my life's mission to make totally comfortable clothes that look smashing and dressy. Well done! Thanks for sharing PPP. We appreciate it.


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