Everything but the kitchen sink Henley by Winter Wear Designs

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So I haven’t been blogging for quite some time. Let’s just say I chose to sew instead of writing (so, my pile of finished items still to blog is long, until last Halloween long).

Here’s one of the latest patterns I’ve tested: the “Everything But The Kitchen Sink Henley” by Winter Wear Designs.


From the pattern description on Etsy:

I designed this shirt to be your go-to shirt pattern. It really does cantain everything but the kitchen sink, and there are plenty of ways to play with it beyond all the options in the instructions too!!! If you were going to a deserted island with your sewing machine, a pile of fabric and only 1 top pattern – this is the one you should take! Hahahah, ok but really, let’s look at your options.
• Fit: European (slim fit) or regular fit with the wider front fold line
• Sleeves: short, gathered short, 3/4, long
• optional sleeve tabs for all three lengths
• Welt Pocket
• Narrow henley, V Henley, Faux Henley
• Straight hem or Shirt Tail hem”

Sizes included are 1 to 14, plus it’s suitable for both girls and boys!


I made two in just a few hours: the first one with the faux henley and shirttail hem. I changed it a bit, and instead of doing the sleeve hem and shirt hem as per instructions, I did a lettuce hem and shirred the sleeves with two rows of elastic thread sewn at 3/4″ from the edge of the sleeve. I love how it came!




For my second one, I left the faux henley out, inserted elastic into the sleeve hem, but did the shirttail hem again, since my daughter loves it:




I used cotton+spandex jersey for the tee and lycra for the neckband, for both my versions.

I am in love with this tee! I have been browsing the online stores I usually buy from, for more nice fabric in order to make more of these tees for my daughter, as they are both practical and really cute!


If you want to buy the pattern, you can do so here: Winter Wear Desings on Etsy 

Happy sewing!

X Mary


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