Have you been following this amazing tour that Ula of Lulu and Celeste organized. Who had any idea there were that many Canadian PDF pattern designers. Is it wrong to immediately want to say Eh after that sentence? How comes their Eh sounds so much less thuggish? Here in California, you get Eh followed by Orale. Haha I don’t think they have much of that problem in Canada. Ok, focus Melissa! So she organized this amazing tour of designers and there is some major talent. One of the designers I was most excited about was Thread Theory. And after reading their interview, I feel like I can really relate to them. The love of nature and the wilderness. Their designs have definitely spoken to me.
I chose to make the Strathcona Henley to make for my 13 year old son who is growing too fast. The henley is very special to me because my Dad would wear them all the time. My dad isn’t with us anymore since 2012, but I see a lot of him in my son even though they look nothing like him. My son has this strange obsession with hoodies and sweaters, as well as tanks. Weird, right. So he always asks me to make him sweaters and I finally committed. I found the perfect lightweight speckled gray sweater knit to make it. Then I just used a black jersey for the neck and placket. The sleeves were a bit long on my lanky son, but I think the fabric weight played into that. I left off the hem band because the boy didn’t like that detail. I like where the shoulder hit, the hem and the placket was great, even with my problems sewing things slippery.
It went together perfectly. I am not used to pull page printout for shirts, which they have. But they did have full sleeves with a very obvious front and back, as well as notches to match. The placket was a bit labor intensive for a beginner, but the finished product is beautiful. My fabrics are both quite stretchy so it isn’t perfect, but I will be making more of these.
The attention to detail in the pattern and the pattern pieces would please the PDF pattern “snobs” No offense. I just think this pattern has lots of professional details that will help you make a beautiful product. I look forward to making more. You have converted me Thread Theory. Take a look around, I don’t say that often!
Be sure to check out the entire tour for chances to win from each individual designer the entire month of June!
June 1 – 3Gracious Threads – InterviewCreative Bug – The Wholesome Mama – stitched by crystal
June 4 – 6Jalie – InterviewShaffer Sisters – Call Ajaire – hibbadoray
June 8 – 10Thread Theory – InterviewHandmade Boy – Rebel & Malice – Sew Out of Control
June 11 – 13Audrey & Tiffany – InterviewAll Things Katy! – Not Sew Fast – Conversas de Hermana
June 15 – 17E+M Patterns – InterviewFrom-a-Box – Made by Sara – Climbing the Willow
June 17 – 19Victory Patterns – InterviewSwoodson Says – Thread Riding Hood – Sprouting JubeJube
June 18 – 20FABulous Home Sewn – InterviewCreate3.5 – Calm and Carrion – Stitches by Laura
June 22 – 24Filles a Maman – InterviewPattern Revolution – PhatQuarters – sewstarly – House of Estrela
June 24 – 26Closet Case Files – Interviewgloria june – Rebel & Malice – Sew Far North
June 25 – 27Elegance & Elephants – InterviewSprouting JubeJube – AmandaRose – Mae & K
June 29 – 30Lulu & Celeste: new makes and a round up post
July 1stLast day to enter Giveaways and Final Round up Post!
Now on to the good stuff! There is a rafflecopter to win a Comox Trunk kit and pattern. Retail value $28 CDN. International winners welcome!
The giveaway is running June 8 at 12am and end June 11 at 12am.