I have a deep and abiding love for Hey June! Handmade patterns, as evidenced HERE, and in my closet where there are a few pieces I’ve never documented internettedly. One such undocumented piece is my Halifax top. Ivy happens to have a hoodie out of the kid-size counterpart, the Hatteras. So today, we have combined forces to bring you both, in a series of sometimes-blurry pictures. Yay!
The Halifax and Hatteras are sister-patterns, with very similar views and design elements. You can even buy them in a package deal over at Hey June. Even though they are very similar, I love that the Halifax isn’t just a bigger version of the Hateras, it’s a grown-up version. The lines are more feminine and the style is just different enough. And the Hatteras, other than maybe one view, is gender neutral, so my boys should be getting a few soon. In fact, the original goal was to wait until I had theirs done before doing pictures. But me and goals don’t always get along so well.
Both the Halifax and the Hatteras have multiple options, a few of which include hoods. Ivy got the hood, I did not. I even lined her hood because I’m such an overachiever.
Ivy’s Hatteras is made from interlock knit picked up from Jo-Ann Stores. It’s part of their Doodlebug line, which has seriously improved in quality and cute recently. I received a coverstitch machine for Christmas (!), and put it to work for this hoodie.
Unfortunately, it was before I really understood what I was doing (I’m really bad at practicing with something before just diving right in), and my stitching isn’t super even. Fortunately, my 13-year old photographer didn’t understand the concept of close-ups and you can’t really see the flatlock stitches in these pictures anyway.
My Halifax I made before Christmas, and have been wearing at least once/week since. It’s rumored I’ve even worn it multiple days in a row. I kind of really love this thing.
View B has an high-low hem, but not a super dramatic one. And I love the design that wraps from back to front with the side seams. I used quilted sweatshirt jersey from Jo-Ann Stores and some rib knit I barely had enough of. Really, I didn’t have quite enough ribbing, so my cuffs are a little on the short side. I compensated by extending the length of the sleeves. And it’s fabulous. It was an easy sew, but looks different than anything else I own. I need to make more. And more Hateras, too.
The Halifax and the Hatteras, they’re made for each other.
On Ivy: Hatteras Hoodie by Hey June Handmade, View A. Fabric is interlock knit, line is Doodlebug by Jo-Ann Stores