Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley
My 10 year old is so picky about what she’ll wear. I love pattern testing, but barely ever get to do it anymore! I was excited when Bella said she loved the Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley from Winter Wear Designs.
There are lots of options in this pattern, including a functional Henley, sleeve tabs, 4 sleeve variations, straight or curved hem, welt pocket, and of course; the fun diagonal henley. Also you can choose between the slim Euro fit, or a looser style.
I chose the loose fit faux Henley option for testing. It’s a nice basic with fun print mixing opportunities.
I sewed 3 tests while Suzanne tweaked the pattern. The EBTKS Henley goes up to size 14, and its unisex. Both factors make it a lot tricker for pattern grading! Suzanne made a few more minor adjustments to to the final version of this pattern, including the hem length and sleeve length.
Bella is wearing a size 12 with 3/4 sleeves. There is an elastic sleeve option, and I plan to add that with the very cute button tabs. (Soon!)
Like I mentioned, the hem length has been shortened a bit for the final pattern. It is a unisex pattern and may run a little longer on girls. A size 12 girl and boy can be really far apart size-wise. Kids are all over the charts in the tween sizes, in general! Use the measurement charts carefully, and you’ll be just fine.
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I’m off to a late start since my sewing machine is now in the shop. Timing belt, kill me. I felt it slipping when I made this neckline. I like a narrow, long zig zag for knit necklines because it looks like a straight stitch if you hold the fabric taut while sewing. It was skipping stitches so I used a big zig zag instead. I knew in my heart that my machine needed surgery, but I held onto hope and spent a day cleaning, flossing the tension disks, threading, re-threading, begging…no avail. But, I’ll have her back this week.
Pattern: EBTKS Henley by Winter Wear Designs on Etsy
Specifications: sewn in size 12, faux Henley option with 3/4 sleeves.
Adjustments: None, as this was a pattern test. Final pattern has fit adjustments for sleeves and hem length.
Fabric: medium weight jersey knit stripes, cotton/lycra blend from Girl Charlee.