Here is Matt looking dashing (I think!) in our photographed sample of the Strathcona Henley! The pattern is out to test sewers so it won’t be long now until it is available for purchase in our online store (in case you are wondering…before the end of the month…wahoo!).
The henley is a nice casual top that is quick and quite easy to sew. It is a great shirt for early fall camping and weekend mountain biking. It can be sewn up in everything from rib knits (as I have done here), more stable medium weight knits, to woven stretch athletic materials.
I sewed up this sample in the most difficult, unstable rib knit I could find (Matt and I just loved the colour too much to pass it up) and despite its less than perfect top stitching it still compares for tidiness and precision with several of Matt’s go-to RTW knit shirts…so that’s acceptable for this particularly unruly knit in my books!
I look forward to making an athletic top shortly to display the pattern’s versatility and have a tutorial in the works for once the Jedediah Shorts Sew-along is over that will explain how to convert this long sleeve henley pattern into a classic short sleeved (or long sleeved) crew neck t-shirt.
By the way, as already tested, the Strathcona is great to steal from the closet and will likely become your favorite lounge-wear and night shirt!