I’d like to pretend that I wake up every morning and get dressed to the nines but my reality is not so glamorous. My biggest debate every morning is whether or not I can get away with wearing sweats all day. More often than not you can find me in a sweatshirt and jeans or joggers getting all the glorious mom-life done.
One of my go-to sweatshirt patterns is the Halifax Hoodie from Hey June. I’ve currently got about 10 in my closet- a bit obsessed is right (you can check some out here, here, here, and here). They are quick sews and I just adore all the options.
This cute plaid and polka dot version is my new favorite thing. I used french terry dots and plaid double knit from Raspberry Creek Fabrics– the BEST place to get your cozy fabrics for this pattern. This is view B- the view I do the most. I can whip one of these bad boys up in the time it takes to watch an episode of the Office. So stinking fast! It’s also my favorite pattern to use up scraps and mix prints.
I’ve been dying to do a big bishop sleeve sweatshirt and this pattern was a great place to start. I used view D with a couple of tweaks. For the sleeves I extended the length a few inches and drew a straight line from the shoulder to the new hem- keeping it nice and wide. I made an elastic casing and 1/2″ elastic instead of a cuff. I like the added fullness it gives the sleeves but it’s not too much drama- still nice and wearable everyday.
I raised the neckline up a bit and added the cowl. I love the cowl a little snugglier around my neck. Such a cozy sweatshirt! I used an incredible organic bamboo french terry from CaliFabrics for this version and it’s a little piece of heaven. This slate blue color is so pretty and works well in my wardrobe.
Some of my favorite sewing buddies are having a little party over on Instagram celebrating this fun pattern. It’s a great little refresher from all that holiday sewing and perfect for a little gift to yourself. Search the #halifaxholidayparty to join in the fun!