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Bunny’s True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver & S Schoolbus tee

Bunny's True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver and S Schoolbus tee // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

I’ve been hearing so many good things about the Mini Hudson pants sewing pattern by True Bias over the years that I knew it was high time I tried it out for my kiddos. Bunny was in desperate need of more warm clothing this past winter. She has just grown so much, and every pair of pants were too short. As she has grown I’ve tried to take her personal tastes into account more and more, and I love seeing how she chooses fabrics for her own clothing. She shoes this grey french terry I had in my stash, and we used the right side for the main track pants, and then used the wrong side (the loopy side) for the waistband, pocket edging and cuffs. I think that’s one of my favourite things about this pattern, the ability to use contrasting fabrics for details. She has loved these pants and already wants more!

Bunny's True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver and S Schoolbus tee // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

At the same time as i was making these pants she asked if she could have a new top too. She wanted something a little shorter and closer fitting that the usual Mini Briar tees i make for her, so I thought that was a pretty good opportunity to try a kids pattern by Oliver and S. I chose the Schoolbus tee because it looked pretty close to what we wanted. I ended up removing quite a bit of length, shortening the sleeve, and scooping out the neckline a lot. She wasn’t a super fan of the close neckline so i kept things simple and just trimmed it back, turned in the edge and top stitched.

Bunny's True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver and S Schoolbus tee // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

The fabric is another Nosh organics fabric which i purchased just before they stopped shipping to Australia (CRY). Bunny chose a KATM “YES i made it” label to add to her top, and as per usual we sewed it to the outside of the garment so it wouldn’t be scratchy. Please ignore that loose tension on the topstitch next to the label, IT’S HURTING MY EYES. I wish i could just ignore little details like that, sometimes i’m my worst enemy ha!

Bunny's True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver and S Schoolbus tee // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Bunny's True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver and S Schoolbus tee // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Bunny's True Bias Mini Hudson pants + Oliver and S Schoolbus tee // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

So there you have it my friends! Two hard working and very cute additions to Bunny’s wardrobe that she has been using constantly. If you are looking for new patterns for your kiddos I would recommend the Hudson Pants without any hesitation! The schoolbus tee is a good option for something long, close fitting and with a high neckline, but keep in mind if you’re going for a similar look to this tee you’ll need to make alterations.

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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