Thursday, February 22, 2018

Perfect Hudson Joggers

It’s rare that I wait years between patterns, and probably even more rare that I reorder a favorite fabric. Both of those things happened with this project!

If you haven’t tried a jogger pattern by now you’re missing out! So comfy, and lucky for moms everywhere athleisure is a real thing. I made some Hudson Joggers a few years ago and they’ve gotten a lot of wear. The fit was a little bit off, so I’ve been looking forward to trying it again with a few adjustments.

The fabric is cotton/modal French terry from The Fabric Store. I used it before for this Hey June Lane/Halifax hack. It is AMAZING. I couldn’t resist ordering more, all the way from New Zealand. Worth it.

The fabric isn't really pulling,
the problem is my hands in my pockets.

I used the loop side for the pocket accents, the waistband, and the ankle cuffs. I like the bit of contrast. For the drawstring, I used some cord left over from my Allegro Shorts. I just tied a knot in the end. My new sewing machine has a cool eyelet function, so I was able to sew a circle for the drawstring instead of a buttonhole.

I previously made a size 8 based on my hip measurement (38"). The hips fit great, but the pants were a little long, and the rise was a bit high for my personal tastes. For this version, I removed 1” from the leg at the lengthen/shorten line (for reference I’m 5’4”), and 1/2” from the rise, front and back. I forgot to adjust the pockets and it turned out fine. I did make sure to use a lightweight fabric for the pocket facing (leftover from this shirt), to cut down on bulk.

Now the fit is perfect, the fabric is perfect, and I somehow have to stop myself from wearing these every single day. I love when a vision comes together! And in case you were wondering, yes, that is my black Merino Union St. tee, and yes, I wear it about every other day.


  1. The refined fit is *PERFECTION*. They look amazing.

  2. I hope you're planning to make more! These are fabulous. I totally understand the need to wear them everyday. Happy sewing!


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