A New Batch of Halifax’s


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!


My New Fav Halifax Hoodie


I feel like everyone has that one pattern that just speaks to them.  The Hey June Halifax Hoodie is that pattern for me.  I made a handful during testing and just after but seasons change and my other sewing commitments have kept me from pulling it out again.  When I got my hands on this gorgeous french terry from Cali Fabrics I struggled with what it should become.  Joggers were high on the list until I remembered this view A of the Halifax.  Duh- it really was meant to be a cozy, relaxed hoodie, just perfect for after the pool and those cool summer nights!


Shockingly, I had never made view A for me!  One of my favorite little Hatteras Hoodies for my girls is a woven view A that I’ve had serious envy for.  Like in that version, I left off the bands to give it more of the beach poncho look.  It’s such a quick sew and I absolutely love this style.  I really, really want a couple more to transition to fall.


I’m always lost without a good kangaroo pocket!


This fabric is so amazing!  It’s a soft, stretch rayon blend french terry.  I had been on the hunt for leafy palm print and threw this in my cart as soon as I saw it.  It sold out super fast so I know I’m not the only one obsessed with this print!


After a busy few months, okay more like a busy blogging year, I was so happy to sew up a project just for fun.  No deadlines, tour promoting, etc.- just picking a pattern I love and being able to really enjoy the process.  It sure made getting these pics more relaxed too.  I set up the tripod and had my little eight-year-old manning the buttons.  She cracks me up and was loving her job as photographer.  She thinks she’s a super model herself so she gave me lots of direction too 😉


This is her mouth open, hip pop move!


I love when the whole process is such a joy.  I think we sewing bloggers need reminders every now and then as to why we do this gig.  It’s all about doing what we love and having fun while we do it!  I’m so lucky to be able to share that with people that feel the same way!

Flannel Front Halifax


As I was sewing up this Hatteras Hoodie earlier this week I had a vision.  I’ve been dying to do a plaid flannel front sweatshirt and I knew the Hey June Halifax Hoodie view B would be the perfect pattern to do it.


Raspberry Creek has been carrying Robert Kaufman Mammoth flannel for awhile and I simply love it.  (You can see what’s in stock here.)  It’s thick and cozy and washes up great.  There are tons of prints to choose from and Di is always getting in new stuff.


The minute I saw this flannel in the shop I knew I needed it.  Paired with light grey french terry, this is now my new favorite sweatshirt.  I wore it all day and didn’t want to take it off.  It’s currently in the washer so I can wear it again.  Totally obsessed!


I didn’t make any adjustments to the pattern.  This is a size small and I feel like there is plenty of ease built in to the pattern so the woven works great for the front piece.  I have a small chest though so I don’t have to worry about tightness there- I’d maybe size up if that is an issue for you.



I’m currently trying to figure out how many more of these I can make before people get sick of seeing me in them.  I think there are so many options with this pattern and I can’t get enough of it!

Halifax Hoodie by Hey June Handmade


I’ve got another amazing pattern for you today!  And I mean ah-MAZ-ing!!!


The Halifax Hoodie by Hey June Handmade is the ladies version of the Hatteras Hoodie that I was head over heals for here.


I made three version of the kids and I couldn’t help myself and made three versions for me, too!

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The first version I made was the cowl neck view D out of yummy mint french terry from Raspberry Creek Fabrics.  I used the back side for contrast for the cowl and bands.  It is so cozy and this color in real life is bright and so, so fun.


Heaven in a sweatshirt right there.


I had yet to make view B for my kids and I was dying- it’s so cute with those wrap around sides!

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I used this black french terry for the main back and sleeves and added a buffalo plaid sweater knit I scored in LA for the front.  I just adore the hi-lo hem!


And finally I did a view B out of sweater knit (another LA $1/yd find).  I added lace trim to the hem and skipped the band.  I love that I could use this pattern and kinda fancy it up.


Such an awesome, versatile pattern that I will be wearing all winter long.


I’ve mentioned before how much I love my sewing besties, Diana and Emily.  It was so fun to test this with Em.  I took some pics for her then we had to do a few ‘couple’ shots for fun!


Isn’t she gorgeous!  We both have mad love for this pattern and Adrianna over at Hey June.  Pick up the pattern here or the Hatteras/Halifax bundle here.