Peanuts x Hey June Handmade

Happy new year all, or happier new year hopefully!

Here we are in 2021, not a space chicken in sight so I thought it would be safe to do some sewing and make a few plans now. 

I really wanted to adjust my TNT Union St Tee pattern to make a better fitting dress. I have hacked it into a dress several times however due to a sway back, big bum situation I get fabric pooling at the back. No biggie but a refreshed pattern was on my mind.

A couple of days of mulling over this led me to a back seam that could be pinched in where needed. Turns out - Hey June Handmade had already done the hard work!!

Couldn't believe my luck. 

The free Add-On pattern is a dress length hack for the Sheridan Sweater, however it can also be used on any of the Hey June top blocks!

I traced a new copy of the Union Street Tee in my new size and went about matching up the dress add-on pieces to make myself a TNT tee dress pattern. I guess this is now a Union St. Tee Sheridan hybrid.

It wasn't all smooth sailing as it all ended up very big and a lot of pinning and fitting ensued. Hopefully I've managed to transfer it all onto the paper pieces so we'll see on the next iteration. 

For now, my soul needed some creature comfort and for me that is Snoopy. 

 This rather glorious jersey is from Flamingo Fabrics. It's not all that stretchy and feels a bit more like french terry to me but either way, it's soft and has Snoopy on it.  

I feel positively weird wearing something that is not 'sack-like' but in trying to get out of a rut thought I'd give it a go. I don't hate it. It fits and it's comfortable and that's what it's about right!?

 Me and Snoopy have a long history, he featured throughout my childhood, helped me learn foreign languages in my twenties through familiar books, my Snoopy stayed with my mum when I was abroad and he's now with me now she's gone too. Now I'm a grown ass adult in my late thirties he's still with me. He's a symbol of love. So never mock a grown ass adult in a cartoon dress. There are plenty of us out there.

I'm pretty happy with the dress 'Add-on' for the shaped back. I did need to pin it out for my curves but I think it's certainly better that the amount of fabric pooling previously experienced. It's just 'a bit' now and that's ok.

This was originally long sleeves but the proportions felt off so I chopped to a 3/4 sleeve and much prefer it. I will TRY and break my leggings habit and wear this around the house/home working as it seems comfy enough for that.

On the theme of Snoopy I thought I'd share one of my 2021 projects as I was lucky enough to receive one of these kits!

Pic from Stitch & Story


Cheers to everyone, nice to see you on the other side. 

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