Back in October I bought Parcel 6 from the Perfect Pattern Parcel. This is the 3rd parcel I’ve bought but I’ve not gotten round to making anything until now.
The Hudson Pants, although for a lady, looked a great style for my 12 year old son.
I initially made the 3/4 length style but he felt they were a bit too tight so i chopped them to above the knee and just overlocked the hem.
I’m pleased with my button holes. My one step button hole on my machine is a bit iffy so I just did it by twiddling a few dials as I went!
They were really easy to put together. I made each pocket a different colour. Not because I was feeling particularly creative, it was because I didn’t have enough fabric!
I can’t persuade him to wear them inside out. He doesn’t quite get how good they look on the inside – all his clothes look like this!!
On one leg front piece I had to use the fabric vertically as I didn’t have enough, but I’m glad as it just makes them a bit different.
Here he is, a surprisingly willing model:
This is the first time I’ve made anything for the men in my life. I think these pants would make a great pair of men’s swimming shorts.
For sizing I went one size bigger than his hip size. I think next time i’d go 3 or 4 sizes bigger as he likes baggier shorts. Also they’ll last him longer. He’s growing like mad – 5’7″ and he’s not 12 1/2 yet!
How’s the rest of you getting on with the pattern parcels?
There’s still time to buy Number 7 if you’re quick!