Okay next up on the blogging docket is the Hey June Halifax Hoodie. I don't know why it took me so long to make this pattern up, because it quickly became a staple in my wardrobe. I made these two back in March, and then proceeded to make a whole army of them and I wore them for the rest of the winter and right through spring. Seriously, jeans and hoodies were my uniform, and it was perfect. Why is dressing in the cooler months so much easier for me? Anyway I know I'll be wearing them like crazy again when the weather cools down.
Okay so I have a bunch more of these to share with you, but for now let's talk about the first two that I made.
The Halifax Hoodie is an extremely versatile pattern that comes with 5 different views. I honestly, have nothing but good things to say about this pattern. The drafting and the instructions are great, and I had no trouble putting the pdf together. Plus you can print only the pages you need for the view that you are making, which is a feature I LOVE.
For my first iteration, I decided to make view D, the cowl neck hoodie. I made a size L, and shortened both the body and the sleeves by 2.5" at the lenghten/shorten lines. Remember, I'm short! LOL
This was a quick sew for me, and when I finished it, I was absolutely delighted with the result. It was so comfy, and I did not want to take it off. So I knew I had to make another one right away.
For my second Halifax Hoddie, I decided to try View A. The more traditional hoodie style.
Once again, I went with the size large, but because of the different neckline, this view has different body pattern pieces and I completely forgot to shorten them. So this hoodie is made full length. But that actually worked out well for me and is perfect with leggings for cozying up at home. The sleeve pattern piece is the same though, so they were still shortened by 2.5".
I was a little worried about sewing the neckline of this version, but it worked out just fine and the instructions again were fantastic. Sorry my hood is a bit inside out in these photos.
I put both of these hoodies together with my serger, and my regular machine. With minimal topstitching required, these sew up super quick, and were a great palette cleanser/instant gratification project for me.
Oh and guess I should mention the fabric. Ha ha! Both of these hoodies were made out of a super luscious bamboo french terry from Blackbird Fabrics. It's so soft, and cuddly, yet not super thick, and also quite fluid. It's really lovely to wear.
I've had a bit of a love affair with Hey June Patterns over the last few months, so you'll see more of them pop up on the blog here (and if you've been following along on Instagram, you'll already have seen some of them there too). If you've ever wondered about Hey June, I can assure you the patterns are great. I've made 3 different ones so far, and all of them have turned out great. The instructions are very thorough, beginner friendly, and usually come with lots of variations, so good bang for your buck. Also, Hey June has recently gone to print, so if pdfs aren't your thing, you can find most of the pattern line now in paper. Woo hoo! Yes, I have become a total fangirl. LOL
Anyway, thank you so much for your comments on my last post, it's nice to know that people are still reading my blog even after a bit of an unplanned hiatus. I'll be back again soon with some more Halifax Hoodies. Woo!