I haven’t purchased workout or lounge pants since before I was married. It’s gotten to the point wear it’s a little embarrassing and don’t even really have pajama pants. When Kelli from True Bias released her Hudson Pants pattern, I fell in love with the pattern and purchased it. It’ll fulfill a need that I’ve had for awhile, and she’s also having a small contest which is fun to participate in. (I was not paid or asked to review this pattern. I just love it!)
The first version I made is a gray polka dot calf length version. I had just enough gray sweatshirt fleece to use. I fabric stamped polka dot all over it before sewing it.

Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants

On these I skipped threading the tie all the way around and just sewed on a little bow to the front. I didn’t alter the pattern at all so they are shorter than they are supposed to be, but I wouldn’t have had enough fabric otherwise. I paired these pants with my ASOS nursing top. It’s comfortable for staying in, but nice enough for going out!

Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants

It’s so fun and girly, and these pants are SO comfortable. I want to wear them everyday all day.

Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants

My second pair I used black sweatshirt fleece that I had in my stash and added some medallion print terry knit. I lengthened the pattern six inches because I’m tall and pieced a tuxedo stripe down the side. I used the terry knit on the main pocket piece and on the stripe.

Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants

The stripe adds such an awesome detail. I love it. I love these pants also because I’ve never had sweatpants long enough for my legs! They’re always so short that I have to wear them really low on my hips which isn’t too comfortable.

Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants

On these pants I added the tie to the waistband, and I think I prefer the tie going all the way around instead of skipping it like my first ones. I’m so happy with both these pants though and really enjoyed using this pattern.

Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants
Fabric: Sweatshirt fabric, ribbing, and terry knit
Time: 5 hours total
Cost: $6 for fabric and $8 for the pattern (I got it when it was on sale). $7 for sweatpants is a great deal!

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Author: Heather Handmade

I'm a seamstress and mother. I sew, blog, thrift, upcycle, design fabric, and teach sewing classes. I'm also a self-proclaimed fabric fondler.

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7 thoughts on “Polka Dot Sweatpants and Tuxedo Stripe Sweatpants

  1. I love the long version, they look great! I love the stripe and how you continued it up into the pocket. Very cute!

    I hear you on the length problems! I have a 37" inseam, they certainly aren't catering to us on the clearance racks at Target HAHA

    Posted on August 4, 2015 at 2:45 pm
  2. they look so comfy…

    Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:47 pm
  3. I have so e sweatshirt knit that I'm totally stealing your stamping idea- if I ever get around to using it! By the way, I received your fabric from the giveaway and it's GORGEOUS! I'm not sure what to make yet…but stay tuned:) love your loungers…I also have none so thanks for the pattern review.

    Posted on July 12, 2014 at 12:08 am
  4. I've been eyeing this pattern! They look really comfy.

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:16 pm
  5. and those look super comfy…ya I'm too at that point of embarrassing lounge wear. Love the polka dots

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:49 am
  6. Those are awesome. I saw that pattern and was tempted, but unsure if I would actually wear them enough.
    They look fantastic on you! And I love that you customized them to fit you. That does seem to be the problem with purchasing sweat pants. Either they are really short and fit you up to where they need to, or you low ride them so much that you might as well be wearing nothing!

    Posted on July 11, 2014 at 2:11 am
  7. These are both awesome! I love my hudson pants and definitely want to try and make them into shorts. I love how you did the stripe down the side! Super cute!

    Posted on July 10, 2014 at 5:59 pm