I seem to be on something of a blogging roll!! I finally got around to cutting out this Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade; I’d been meaning to sew it for weeks only I succumbed to ‘the fever’ that was sewing my Luzerne Trench Coatinstead. But now I’ve sewn one Cheyenne, let me just cut to the chase and say I want half a dozen more of them!
This is the third pattern I’ve sewn from the Hey June catalogue (see their Halifax Hoodie and the Kensington dressI made for my daughter) and again I’m really pleased with the attention to detail in their drafting and instructions. This is such a wearable top! In fact Read More
Woohoo I’m so happy to be posting about these makes. Do you sometimes feel with your sewing that all too often there is an inevitable niggle, big or small; the thing we wished we’d done differently? Or that everything’s ‘right’ but it just feels a bit ‘meh’ anyway? Well, I’m happy to report there is nothing of that ilk here, I absolutely LOVE EVERYTHING about this project! Well, ok, there is one thing but its a teeny weeny thing and really I should drop it already but … in typical fashion, I’m not going to! (So more on that in a bit!) What is it making me All Giddy? Have I made a fancy dress? A pair of tailored pants? Some other labour intensive showstopper? No I have not, I’ve made a Hoodie.
Proving that a sewing project doesn’t have to be complicated to tick all the boxes; the Kensington Dressby Hey June Patternsis as close to a perfect ‘everyday’ girls dress as you can get. Covering an age range of 18 mths to 10 years with optional neck placket or as a simple pullover and with two sleeve variations, this pattern will work year round. For years. It also comes as a tee.
I made the long sleeve version so as to carry my Pixie Princess through the winter months. The sleeve tabs are actually her favourite feature of the dress:
I made it in an absolutely gorgeous hearts and stars jersey fabric from Minerva Craftsin the pink marl colourway and it’s beautifully soft and cooperative. Head over to the Minerva Craft Blogger Networkto read my post all about it HERE including the links to the fabric and notions I used. It basically reads as ‘me V supermarket buying’…
This was my first make in my new ‘bijou’ sewing room setup… it was a joy from start to finish. And a big thank you to Becca of redwsews for introducing me to the Kensington dress! It was also my intro to Hey June Patterns – and I’ve just ordered the supplies to make a version of their Halifax Hoodie for myself which I’m really excited about – it’s going to be navy and … gold!