Thursday, January 21, 2016

Winter Wear Designs Blog Tour - Henley Madness!

Hello everyone! Welcome to my contribution to the Winter Wear Designs blog tour!  I test for the amazing Suzanne all the time and so I will admit to some bias but I wouldn't actually promote something I didn't love so my bias speaks volumes!  I always feel so wonderful in her patterns and my kids love them too.

For this tour, I chose to sew up Henley's for myself and the kids.  I know it seems that everyone in the world has a henley pattern but I think WWD has one of the best and here is a few reasons why:

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley: this is the kids version of the henley pattern but it runs a wide range of sizing.  It is a unisex pattern (since you will see it on my son and my daughter) that runs from sizes 1 - 14 and has 3 sleeve options, 4 "henley" options (functional, faux, v neck and faux v necK), welt pockets and detailed easy to follow instructions that will make you feel like a professional by the time you are finished.

Hepburn Henley: This is the women's version of the henley pattern and it ranges from size 00 - 22 which is a gigantic range.  This is not a fitted top but not baggy either.  Reads as: feel like a woman without being uncomfortable about jiggly bits. This one also has three sleeve options, a wonderful welt pocket and 4 henley options.

So because we are so different in personalities, I decided not to make matching shirts for us.  We all have the faux henley neckline (well my son has another EBTKS Henley from the testing period that is functional....) and I did not use the welt pocket because I personally don't like shirt pockets.

The First EBTKS Henley

So this time I gave him another subject he loved and used the last of my How To Train Your Dragon custom for him and my Once Upon a Time custom for Bug.  

Then I got the great idea to try and grab some "together photos". I think these might be the best of the bunch!

I swear they love each other at least half of the time.  And then my Henley covered by my favorite characters in the world, the Looney Tunes!!!

I am not even going to lie, I feel fabulous and fun in this shirt. I can't wait to make myself more henleys and I am secretly hoping that there is a WWD men's henley pattern somewhere in the future so when my son grows I can keep sewing for him!  

So I will be kind and give you the link to the Henley bundle because now you need both patterns!  And leave me a comment and let me know which WWD pattern is your favorite, or what coveted fabric do you want to make a Henley from?  

WAIT! Before you leave, check out my fabulous blog tour companions and read all the way to the bottom for a special coupon code to save you a bit.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart to Suzanne for sharing her creative visions and to Larissa for organizing this blog tour, I know we are stressful and annoying and you are so patient!  Check back in soon for another blog post!  

Be sure to follow along all week and check out the fabulous bloggers!
1/17/16: Larissa from Connected By A Thread
1/18/16: Ula from Lulu & Celeste
1/19/16: Tibeca from Sewing By Ti
1/20/16: Kelly from Handmade Boy & Tameka from Savannah & Co
1/21/16: Essence from Adventures with Bubba & Bug & Teronia from Crazy Crafty Haute Mama
1/22/16: Cindy from Cindy Parrett & Patricia from Sew Far North
1/23/16: Sharon from Sweet Pea & Pumkins & Fenna from Fabulous Home Sewn
Don't forget to pick up your own copy of the patterns featured this week from Winter Wear Designs and save 20% off any purchase of $5 or more through the 25th of Jan with the code BLOGIT20!

1 comment:

  1. You have me sold on "feel like a woman without being uncomfortable about jiggly bits" lol. I'm going to have to keep this one on my wish list because I don't have this pattern yet.