I’m back chatting about my second make for my husband – the Hudson Raglan! Nathan got a handmade Christmas this year between his Finlayson Sweater, Hudson Pullover and a pair of Hudson Pants. Still discussing Christmas Presents in February….oops sorry guys!
The Hudson Pullover from Greenstyle Creations was re-released last September to add a couple different views to it. It has a bunch of different options include a kangaroo front pocket, raglan sleeves, a hood, optional thumb cuffs and a front zipper option.
When I was looking for a top option to go with Nathan’s Hudson Pants, I was struggling to find something I loved. I also know he loves hoodies and I wanted a pattern that had a hoodie option for the future. The Hudson Pullover was an easy choice then.
Similar to some other PDF only patterns, the Greenstyle Creations patterns feature no trim pages that make it super easy to put together and sew up!
So in sitting down to write this post, I realized I never downloaded the instructions. I’ve made so many raglans that I guess I just went instruction-less. So….bad blogger award. I read the instructions before finishing the post. Sorry about that!
As this is a pretty traditional raglan, I don’t have much to say about it. I made Nathan the size medium, the same size I made for him in the Finlayson and is his ready to wear clothes. Similar to the Finlayson, I didn’t measure him ahead of time as it was a surprise, but that’s the nice thing about knit garments. It didn’t really matter.
Nathan’s worn the raglan as PJs/lounge clothes since I gave it to him – I also like to steal it for myself! Maybe I should make one for me too….there’s something so nice about men’s clothes – so comfy for lounging!
It’s not secret around here that I LOVE Raspberry Creek Fabrics. All their french terry is amazing. I used one of their Christmas prints for the body of the raglan and a light french terry in a grey for the sleeves.
Buying french terry online is super hard – I think – and have purchased some real misses in my sewing career. One thing I always get asked is how I source fabrics online and it’s a tough one! I love a bamboo french terry (like these from Style Maker Fabrics) or a rayon french terry. Raspberry Creek’s Club French Terry is a cotton french terry, but it’s still super snuggly.
Do you have any favorite men’s sewing patterns? Share below!