Today I am sharing the next item for my capsule wardrobe, which is a black pair of Hudson pants.
I sewed these up in a synthetic sweater knit from Surge Fabric Shop. It has a beautiful high end feel to it, but without the itchiness of a wool. I'm pretty excited about how they turned out. They feel like a luxurious loungewear pant that is a bit more elevated than a true sweat pant.
I did my normal adjustments of shortening the pattern for my 5'3" frame and also used my high waist tutorial to adjust the rise on these. You can find that tutorial here. It's a really easy tutorial and in my opinion gives a great modern fit.
For the drawstring on these, I used something called ribbon yarn from the craft store. I have also seen similar items called t-shirt yarn and tape yarn. All of them have a flat ribbon look while being knit. I believe they are used for crocheting, but I'm not sure. On the end of the drawstring I finished them with a black aglet. I bought these off etsy, but there are lots of types and weights to be found. I think it adds a nice, professional finish to it.
That's it for today! I can't wait to wear these over the holidays. I think they are the perfect pant to lounge around in or throw on a jacket with to run and errand.