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Buddy’s Mini Hudson + Jarrah set

Buddy's matching Mini Hudson pants and Mini Jarrah sweater // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

There are many things I love about sewing for my kids. One is how much I enjoy seeing them wear what I’ve made them over and over and over again. Another is how little fabric kids’ clothing, just like this Mini Hudson & Mini Jarrah set uses!

This project gave me both.

I made this Mini Jarrah for Buddy when we were working on the Mini Jarrah pattern, and almost immediately after I’d finished he asked for matching pants. You’ve got to love a kid that likes a matching set, and Buddy loves matching sweatsuits ;). Chris and I still disagree on whether this is casual wear or pyjamas (Buddy and I say casual wear, Chris says pyjamas haha).

Buddy's matching Mini Hudson pants and Mini Jarrah sweater // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Buddy's matching Mini Hudson pants and Mini Jarrah sweater // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

For the pants, I turned to my favourite kid’s sweatpants pattern, the Mini Hudson by True Bias. I’ve used this pattern so much for my kids and truly love it. It’s the perfect kid’s sweatpant!

I couldn’t believe my luck when I realised I could fit a pair of Mini Hudsons in the leftover fabric. I can’t decide if this is a happy accident or my past self being super organised and making sure to buy enough!

For this pair, I really wanted to add contrast details and was really happy that I still had enough matching ribbing to do so. The fabric and ribbing are both See You at Six fabric which I purchased from Maai Design. At the waistband, I used my favourite lazy trick of just sewing the cording to the waistband as faux ties. Yup, I did that and I’m rather happy about it lol.

Buddy on the other hand would like you to know I made him tuck his shirt in for the below photo to show the waistband. He was not on board with this styling decision and would like that information to be noted on the record ;)

Buddy's matching Mini Hudson pants and Mini Jarrah sweater // Megan Nielsen Design Diary

But though I adore the fabric used for this set, what i love most about this project is how much Buddy loves this set. He literally won’t stop wearing it in winter. You have to pry it out of his hands. The sweatpants were worn so much last year they developed a split in the centre back and I had to resew the centre back seam! That makes me really happy. I know I should be upset when my kids destroy the clothing I’ve made them, but when the destruction comes about due to honest-to-goodness playing like a kid in the great outdoors – who could possibly be mad? Not me.

The cold weather is supposed to be starting in Perth soon (it’s hard to believe because it’s still so warm!) and I can’t wait to see this sweet little guy running around in his matching set 24/7 again.

Buddy's matching Mini Hudson pants and Mini Jarrah sweater // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
Buddy's matching Mini Hudson pants and Mini Jarrah sweater // Megan Nielsen Design Diary
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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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Roxann G King
Roxann G King
2 years ago

Just curious what the fabric base you used was. i.e. Sweatshirt, french terry, etc. I tried to look up the fabric at the sellers site but did not see it there. :)

Donna
2 years ago
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Their link isn’t working.