Did you know this month is Hey June June? It’s a lovely celebration of Adrianna Appl’s amazing patterns, and I’m excited to be a part of it. Hey June was one of the first indie pattern companies I found when I got back into sewing in 2013 when it all started for me with the Union St. Tee and Lane Raglan. I continue to love those and every pattern I’ve purchased since.
I was one of the many sewists who jumped at the chance to host a giveaway during this month-long party, so be sure to check out the Hey June Facebook group because you can enter to win a free HJ pattern today and all month long! And there are even more giveaways–see Loni’s post for more details. Thanks to Audrey, Emily, Jen, and Loni for hosting!
The Willamette will be featured each Wednesday of this month, and today I’m kicking the first #WillametteWednesday off with Michele, so be sure to check out her post, too! I mentioned over in the Facebook group that I have a couple of confessions. The first: I’ve had this pattern in my stash for at least a year. This month I finally sewed it up! Second: I keep having to check the spelling of this top…my fingers always seem to mistype it. I am no longer the spelling bee champion I once was–I blame toddler mom brain.
Honestly, I didn’t know what I didn’t know, and that is that I absolutely love this pattern. It’s a classic dolman top with a camp collar–SO on trend right now but also timeless. Adrianna gives you a ton of options with this one, too. Plus, there are hacks!
The collar seems like the scariest part, but it really isn’t too difficult at all. Adrianna’s instructions are top notch, just like all of her patterns. Plus there are french seams–my fave way to finish a garment.
I sewed up View A with capped sleeves, and it’s the perfect warm weather top. To me, these don’t even feel like capped sleeves which aren’t usually a favorite style of mine–but they are just long enough to make me feel 100! I left off the front pockets this time around, but I plan to make a version with them soon!
The fabric I used is a gorgeous linen blend (I think?) that I snagged at the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse fabric sale a few weeks ago. I was able to play with the direction of the stripes, and I love how airy it feels for the upcoming summer season.
This top goes great with a pair of black Target jeans and some cute sandals, and it’s definitely going to be a go-to outfit for me this summer! I can’t wait to make more versions, too.
If you’re interested in entering to win a free pattern, head over to the Hey June Facebook group and search for my latest post and follow the instructions. Check back in the group every day this month to enter to win. Good luck!
Have you made a Willamette yet? If not–what are you waiting for?!