To be honest I was slightly underwhelmed when I saw this pattern on the list, but I have since come to realise and appreciate that a pattern like the Hosh pants can act like a blank canvas. The pattern is so simple and so basic that with a little creativity you can easily stamp your own personality on them. Add pockets, some piping, topstitching for example, the possibilities are endless.
In saying that, I didn’t do any of these things whilst making this version. I decided to give them a bash because they looked simple and practical. Sometimes you need simple, practical, everyday garments for chilling at home or popping to grandmas house. For this reason I think the Hosh Pants are again ideal.
I took far too long choosing the fabric and I’m not sure I made the right decision. Flimsy, spotty, baggy leggings was not my intension, though this is what I feel I got.
The Hosh Pants have a simplicity that I like, but I think the fabric is key, and the fabric I chose didn’t do the pattern any justice. I would have preferred them in a heavier winter fabric, to make them feel more like trousers and less like leggings. Like these, that are adorable and I wish I had seen them before I made my version dammit.
They were quick to sew, the waistband was a bit over complicated and didn’t really work on the extremely stretchy polyester that I used. The elastic tugged at the buttons on the inside, so the flat front, elastic back didn’t have the desired effect.
I used size 3 for Scout who is only 2 but they fit well, so if I were to make them again I think I would lengthen them so that they have a bit of longevity.
They are suitable for boys too, which is a real bonus, and if you buy the pattern through Perfect Pattern Parcel you get 4 other patterns and you choose what price you pay for them. Now that is perfect!
These are the other fabulous patterns that you get:
If you pay $24 or more you will automatically receive a the Prefontaine shorts as a bonus pattern. Come back at the end of the week to see how I get retro with the Prefontaine shorts.
If you have any feedback, advice or thoughts about the Hosh Pants please leave a comment. I would love to hear from you. But…
If you were to ask me, I would say…
What did you learn from sewing the Hosh Pants?
Fabric choice makes a huge difference to even the simplest of patterns.
What new technique did you discover?
How to do a flat front elastic back waistband, using button hole elastic.
What do you like most about the Hosh Pants?
Their simplicity and from such a straight forward pattern you can add your own spin on them with a bit of flair and creativity.
What would you change?
The fabric I used of course.
Will you use the pattern again?
Probably, but I would be more creative with it next time, maybe add pockets, because I love pockets or turn them into shorts.