I am embarrassed to admit that I bought fabric for these pants three times. I loved this pattern right when it came out, and I've been hunting the perfect fabric ever since! Two disappointing French terry's later, I somehow landed at camo fleece haha. Though, I subscribe to the school of thought that camo is a neutral. As is cheetah. :D
I was at Jo-Ann shopping for Bronte fabric, when I passed this camo fleece. I gave it a tug and
holy **** it had like 30% stretch! So I went for it. I mean, who doesn't need camo fleece pants really?!
I made these up in a size 10. I was nervous about the stretch the whole time, aware that fleece isn't know for its elasticity. But they came out great! They are W A R M - I think they'll be perfect for camping, or just lounging around on blustery New England winter mornings.
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I am loving my Hudson Pants! I am sitting at my computer writing this post IN these pants haha!
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