So in the hopes of making something fun and new for her to wear (you know, other then the 2/3 pairs of pants she’ll put on her body these days) I decided to sew up a pair of Mini Hudson Pants by True Bias. I’m pretty sure I was just as excited as everyone else was the mini version of the Hudson’s was released. I bought it, and I waited, and I waited and I waited for the perfect fabric to make it’s appearance.
And last week, when Rachael of imagine gnats asked if I’d be willing to quality test some of her new ponte I wasn’t going to say no! I mean, we’ve been messaging about this ponte since she ordered it and damn I needed to get my hands on some of it (if not all!). My first choice was this awesome black and white geometric Aztec print. I had this gut feeling as soon as I saw it that I needed to make some comfy pants with it. And of course I needed an accent colour, so I went with this ponte in wine. It’s a little hard to tell but this purple is beautiful. This stuff is just awesome to cut into and sew up! The drape is good and it is so darn comfy! I find this pictures just don’t do it justice.
So for this pair I decided to cut out the size 6, with a 7 length (according to A’s measurements). And the fit is good. I’m going to be honest, they’re a little bit big for her around the bum/waist. I know it’s the look and the size I went with, and really, it’s not that much of a concern for me, since I do want them to last a while. She’s been growing and growing like crazy since the fall. But just something I thought I should mention. And my print matching…. let’s be honest, it’s definitely a skill I need to work on. As I was cutting I should have been paying closer attention, since I had lined things up to match, when clearly, they didn’t quite match. Oh well, when she’s on the move, you barely notice it 😉
So these were a definite hit. As soon as this print was spotted it was a race to who got it with the kids. A won out, but I have a bit left over still to make something for C. Now I’m going to be moving on to my next ponte de roma project! Oh, and if you’re interested, Rachael is hosting a sale on all the new knits starting today! Definitely worth a look 🙂