Hey guys! How are you all doing? I'm back with some Hey June Patterns Santa Fe tops. I got kind of obsessed with this pattern over the summer, and the once I started making it, it was hard to stop. I just loved all the variations and those cool sleeve details just kept drawing me in.
I actually made 6 Santa Fe tops, but the first one was a bit too big so I gave it to my Mom. This top is meant to be loose and swingy, so I chose a size Large based on my measurements, but that ended up making the top way too big in the shoulders for me (and really every where else, so that was the one that went to my Mom). For all the following versions in the photos below, I made a size small, which is much better.
This navy and white striped version is a size small, and it's view C, but I just cut it on the fold and eliminated the centre front seam. I used a nice and flowy rayon knit from Fabric.com, and then I used a plain navy from my stash for the cuffs and neck binding. This shirt is a bit different from other t-shirt patterns I've made in that the neckline is bound versus just finished with a flat band. I really love how it turned out.
This one is View F, so it's the same as View C, but with the cool raglan sleeve seams. I really love that detail. It looks really cool but also allows for a lot of scrap busting too! The striped fabric is a rayon(?) knit that came from Fabricville in Montreal, and the navy is a modal knit from Blackbird Fabrics.
These two sleeveless versions are both View E. I love the colour blocking opportunities this pattern presents. The navy one is made with that same modal knit from Blackbird, and the patterned inserts are from Girl Charlee - I had a little bit of fabric leftover from a Linden I made for my Stepmom and I think it worked out perfectly.
The grey knit is a bamboo and the fuschia is another modal knit both from Blackbird again. Both knits are super soft and so nice to wear.
My final Santa Fe top is View C again, in a poly, tie dye knit from Blackbird. It's one of my favourites, because I love the colour and it drapes so nicely.
I'm not 100% sure if this is the most flattering silhouette on me, but it sure it comfy. And sometimes you just want to be comfy. This pattern went together really well, and sewed together really quickly. I love when pdfs include charts so that you can select to print only the pages you need to for the version you want to make.
So what do you think? Are you jumping on the Santa Fe bandwagon?