Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley

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.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley| sewing pattern by Winter Wear Designs, sewn by Amy  @ SewsNBows

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.

There is a looser fit and a slimmer Euro option. Many designers would split the sizing into 2 seperate purchases because of the extra work. I think it's awesome that you get the whole size range for one price!

I chose the loose fit faux Henley option for testing. It’s a nice basic with fun print mixing opportunities.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley| sewing pattern by Winter Wear Designs, sewn by Amy  @ SewsNBows

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.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley| sewing pattern by Winter Wear Designs, sewn by Amy  @ SewsNBows

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!)

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley| sewing pattern by Winter Wear Designs, sewn by Amy  @ SewsNBows

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.

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley| sewing pattern by Winter Wear Designs, sewn by Amy  @ SewsNBows

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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley| sewing pattern by Winter Wear Designs, sewn by Amy @ SewsNBows

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.

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Amy Mayen

Hello. I'm Amy and I'm addicted to sewing. I borderline-hoard fabric, buttons, & patterns. Sometimes I wish I could pile my fabric up on the floor and just roll in it!

10 Comments

  1. Cindy

    Love the top! The design is very tween/tee friendly.
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  2. Amy of While Wearing Heels

    Oh no! I hope your machine survives surgery and comes back even stronger than before!

    Bella not only looks gorgeous but she also looks so very, very happy!
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  3. Justine

    Bella is becoming quite the beauty! the top is very cute . That placket looks great and i know that wasn’t easy!

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  4. Annie

    Cute top! I love the color contrast. Bella seems so happy and comfortable posing for photos. So this is the second time you had to fix the machine? Hope you will get it back soon. Can’t wait to see what you will sew for yourself next!
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  5. Donna

    I love the zig zag at the neck line. I have not done that before, but I think I will try it. Usually I just do the boring double needle. Love that Girl Charlee stripe. I have some in a different color. Working on summer pj’s for the kids now.

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  6. Gina

    cute Henley Amy!!!! I love the coral neckline and turquoise stripes! It looks store bought to me! Tweens are tricky to sew for; thank goodness for Sophia!!!! Bella has a good eye and picked a winner! Hope your machine comes back good as new!!

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  7. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas

    Particular, not picky! Love this colour combo…the blues and pinky coral shades and mother of pearl buttons are so pretty! The zig zag stitch at the neckline is a super cute detail! I’m definitely going to add that design element to a future make! Ah….a machine in the hospital…you must be on pins and needles {HA} waiting for her return!
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