June Sewalong – The Henry Shirt
Oh How I love The Henry Shirt! It’s a great opportunity to practice some detail sewing, and it’s also fun for using pops of color.
Some fitting notes on this one: The finished project is wide. It’s intended to be. I wanted a shirt that could be worn for 3 seasons: over a long-sleeved shirt for winter, on its own for spring, or open over a tank top for a really 70’s summer look.
If you prefer a trimmer-fitting shirt, make the next size down and simply add length to the hem edge of the shirt.
Also: The pockets are close to the hem edge, but you can sew them at whatever height you like, so please – modify to your taste by simply placing the pockets higher before sewing the side seams.
Of course, I make mine as written, so that’s my favorite option!
About the Pattern:
- The Henry shirt pattern comes in sizes from 2/3 to 6/7.
- It requires 7/8 yard to 1 1/8 yard each of two fabrics to make the sizes specified.
- Fabric recommendations: linen/cotton blends, shot cotton, soft old sheets, quilting cotton, baby wale corduroy, shirting
- Notions needed: thread, 5 snaps or buttons, point ner, fusible lightweight interfacing, double-sided basting tape.
- This is an advanced level pattern.
Let’s look at the adorable Henry shirts that have popped up in the Flickr pool: