Sew My Style – Halifax Hoodie review

I was really excited to make the Halifax Hoodie by Hey June as I wear hoodies all the time and hadn’t made one yet. I love how many variations there are with this pattern. I chose to make version a, which is a longer length with a kangaroo pocket and hood.

I used this gorgeously soft and cosy fleece backed French Terry for the main garment, and teamed it with the matching ribbing for the cuffs and hem band. I then used this pretty linen/viscose knit for the hood lining and pocket bindings. Even though it took me ages to finally decide on a combination, I’m glad I took the time to get it right as I couldn’t be more pleased with how well the fabrics go together.

The construction of the sweater was pretty straightforward and didn’t take long at all. I did note the lack of notches and I think that this pattern is not particularly beginner friendly because of this. The instructions for variations such as lining the hood are quite sparse, so would require some sewing knowledge too.

Having struggled through creating buttonholes on knit fabrics before, I noted that my machine has a stretch buttonhole option and I was delighted to find that this worked perfectly! I used some bootlaces for the drawstring – a length of 140cm works well.

The only thing I found a bit odd is the placement of the buttonholes for the drawstring – they seem far too high up on the hood.

I think the sizing is pretty spot on and I would definitely make this pattern again. I would love to make one of the funnel neck versions next.

The only thing I found a bit odd is the placement of the buttonholes for the drawstring – they seem far too high up on the hood.

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