It’s official. Active wear is trendy and will be around for at least another year.

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Hudson Pants by True Bias in navy blue Roma knit fabric.

It’s become everyday wear and I say, it’s about time! Fashion reflects what’s going on in society and when we’re all putting our best health foot forward, then our clothes follow suit. Sporty clothing is comfortable and versatile so it’s not surprising that it’s ended up in everyday fashion and even designer collections.

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Hudson pants by True Bias and self drafted tank top in organic cotton jersey.

Sewing pattern companies are catching on and patterns such as the Hudson pants by True Bias allow us to get in on the ‘active’ action and make our own sporty gear. Fortunately for us the Hudson pants pattern is currently on special offer (for a limited time only) as part of Pattern Parcel #6.

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I made my Hudsons up in a Roma ponte jersey knit which if you haven’t fondled before, is a very stable knit that’s easy to sew with – although I needed to lower the settings on my iron as ponte has a high synthetic content that doesn’t like hot irons.

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I made a size six according to my body measurements and found the pattern true to size, I didn’t need to make any alterations.

The instructions had helpful illustrations and were easy to follow and concise at only eight pages, which I appreciated. The pants came together easily and swiftly.

I particularly like the wide waistband which sits comfortably and securely on my hips.

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While wearing this outfit last weekend, I received the highest accolade I believe a home sewer can hope for. The best unintentional compliment I’ve ever received. Our visitor said, ‘I’ve heard you make your own clothes so why don’t you wear them?’ Only my shirt and shoes were shop bought, the rest were self created.

Active wear – embrace it and have fun. Get Pattern Parcel #6 now and get trendy!

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I’ll be back at the weekend with my final instalment from this Pattern Parcel bundle.

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Happy sewing,