Pattern Review, Sewing

Blue Striped Halifax Hoodie

Back in May when I was evaluating my handmade wardrobe, I concluded that I needed more comfortable basics in my wardrobe. Right after that Adrianna was kind enough to send me a copy of the Hey June Halifax Hoodie to try. I purchased the Union St. Tee (also from Hey June) last year and have used it multiple times since then, so I was excited to try this pattern as well.

Striped Halifax Hoodie | Hey June Handmade | Radiant Home Studio

Adriana has a knack for designing comfortable, wearable, casual sewing patterns—perfect for stay-at-home moms or for weekend wear. If you need patterns for wardrobe basics for women or girls (sweatshirts, tees, leggings), definitely check out her pattern shop.

Striped Halifax Hoodie | Hey June Handmade | Radiant Home Studio

The Halifax Hoodie pattern has an impressive number of options! You can combine the options in many different ways. There is a hoodie, funnel neck, or scoop neck option. You can add a kangaroo pocket to the pull-over version, or make it with a front zip. There is also a version with a twisted side seam. I chose to make view B, which is a scoop neck pull-over with the twisted side seams. I made a size small, which is my typical ready-to-wear size.

Striped Halifax Hoodie | Hey June Handmade | Radiant Home Studio

I used a striped french terry fabric that I purchased from Hobby Lobby. They rarely have apparel fabric, so when I saw this a few months ago I grabbed a couple of yards, knowing I would use it when the weather cooled off. I think it’s a cotton/poly blend, but it’s the right weight and drape for this pattern.

The accent fabric is light gray baby rib knit. I looked for a long time for something that would match the blue stripe. I searched thrift stores for old t-shirts I could cut up and use, but didn’t have any luck there. Then I ordered some blue rib knit that was too light, tried tea-staining it darker, and finally gave up. Dark heathered navy blue is hard to match!

Striped Halifax Hoodie | Hey June Handmade | Radiant Home Studio

I also wanted to highlight the twisted seam. I considered using a contrasting dark fabric, but with the trouble I had matching that blue…rotating the back pattern piece to make vertical stripes ended up being the best way to do that. Since the vertical stripes wrap around the waist, I was also hoping for a slimming effect. Sometimes horizontal stripes can create the illusion of wideness that isn’t there. I think this works well to combat that effect. Not only that, I didn’t have to try to match the stripes perfectly!

Striped Halifax Hoodie | Hey June Handmade | Radiant Home Studio

The pattern instructions are excellent. With this many options, sometimes patterns get really confusing. I found that the directions were clear and easy to follow, in spite of the many options. There is also a chart with page numbers for printing so you don’t have to print pieces that you don’t need.

Striped Halifax Hoodie | Hey June Handmade | Radiant Home Studio

Overall, the Halifax Hoodie is a great pattern. I’m sure I’ll wear this often, and I have plans for another one (or more!) soon. I love the funnel neck option and want to try that, and who doesn’t need a classic hoodie?

My parents used to laugh at me in high school because the majority of my clothing had blue stripes. Funny how I still go back to my old classics…

4 thoughts on “Blue Striped Halifax Hoodie

  1. Danielle W says:

    Love the vertical stripes!! I need to try the Halifax Hoodie next, since I’ve made several Lane Raglans.


    1. Sara Curtis says:

      It’s a good one! Thanks!

  2. Vicky Myers says:

    That looks such a useful pattern. I love the twisted side seams:)

    1. Sara Curtis says:

      Very wearable and with many variations! Thanks!

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