This is how it went down. I was sewing up a couple of Union St. Tees for Hey June Handmade’s Hey June Tour. The pattern is fabulous, and I was loving it and thinking about how much I also really loved the Lane Raglan pattern from Hey June. I had made up a sweatshirt with that pattern this past winter, wore it all.the.time, but somehow had never blogged it. Okay, I thought, I’ll just blog the Lane the same week as the Union St, and make a two-day event of it. I should probably sew up another Lane, since I’d been meaning to, and throw that in the mix. Oh! and I had another Hey June pattern hanging around on my to-sew list, so maybe I’d sew that one up real fast, too, and add another day. And hey! (june), if I’m doing three patterns, why not talk about all five Hey June patterns I own, because they are all fabulous and amazing and I’m pretty much a total Hey June fangirl and might as well embrace it.
So. Hey June: Adrianna of Crafterhours is the designer. She is hilarious and talented and one of my very favorite people I’ve never actually met. Ever one of her patterns I’ve sewn, I marvel at how well she’s put it all together. Sometimes I sew a pattern, and even if I really like it, I feel like I have to tweak things just a tiny bit to get them to look right. Never with Hey June. The fit is always awesome, the finish always perfect. And Hey June donates 25% of all pattern sales to charity. That’s a lot of percentage to give away.
I had originally planned on sewing up new Greenpoint Cardigans and Edelweiss Dresses for my Fan Club Week. But something about giving myself three days to do it all yada yada yada, it didn’t happen. Instead, allow me to direct you to the super rad Greenpoint Cardigan I made Jonas a year and a half ago.
It has been in heavy rotation ever since. For proof, see Easter 2013:
Hard to argue with that.
Speaking of my Instagram, I shared this the other day:
Ivy wearing her Edelweiss for a second summer.
This is what it looked like on her last summer when she was slightly less happy about having her picture taken:
I love that it’s grown with her, from short dress (there is a longer option, too), to a cute top. And that back off-center button detail is just the sweetest thing ever.
You can pick up the Greenpoint Cardigan and Edelweiss Dress from Hey June HERE And you can stay tuned the rest of the week for more gushing about Hey June patterns, including the Lane Raglan, Union St Tee and Kensington Dress/Tee. Yay Hey June!