Dive into Dolmans- Hey June Aurora

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Hallelujah!  It’s Thursday again- that means we’re one day away from the weekend AND I’ve got another dolman for you.  Whoop, whoop!

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This week I’m sharing a pattern by one of my favorite designers, Adrianna from Hey June Handmade.  I had never made her Aurora Top and this was the perfect opportunity.  Make sure you read to the end for an awesome coupon code for this pattern too!

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Here’s all the nitty gritty-

Sizes  XS-XXL (bust sizes 32″-42″)
Printable pattern pages/copy shop version  15 pages per version/yes
Skill Level  Beginner
Measurements for Rectangle Pieces  No rectangle pieces
Line Drawings  Yes
Size made  Small
Options chosen  View A
Fabric Requirement for your size  2 yards (I used less than 1.5)
Measurement Chart  bust, waist, hip
Cutting Instructions  Yes
Pattern Printing Layout  Yes
Cutting Layout  Yes
Suggested Fabrics  knits with at least 30% stretch
Layer Printing Option  Yes
Neck Line Options  No
Sleeve Options  No
Hem Options  No
Color Blocking  Yes
Seam Allowance  1/4″
Hem Allowance  1/2″
Separate add-on pack  No
Fit  Slouchy with fitted long sleeve
Easy to read instructions  Yes
Drawing or photograph instructions  Drawings

If you’ve never used a Hey June pattern before the tutorials are always so clear and really some of the best I’ve ever used.  This pattern was no exception.

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The pattern is another basic dolman- long sleeves, curved hem and a facing neckline.

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I’m usually not a fan of facings on a tee but this one really works well.

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The long sleeve piece hits me 3″ above my elbow.

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I also really like the curve of the underarm- not too wide.

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I used this rayon spandex knit from Joann’s.  Honestly, it’s a little wild for me but when I saw the new tie dye selection I was mesmerized.  So cool but a little out there for me.

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I’ve got a pair of Sloan Leggings that will go with this that I’ll share with you soon.  I feel like I can be a little bit crazier with my workout clothes than I can with my everyday wardrobe so I think this tee will fit in perfectly there.

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I’ve left this unhemmed for now.  I’m debating adding a band to keep it in place if I’m wearing it primarily to workout in.  I think this pattern, while basic, leads itself to easy hacks like bands, short sleeves, adding a neckband instead of facing, etc.

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This pattern has a fun side inset option too that I didn’t use.  The colorblocking options with that are so cool and flattering.

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This pattern can be made up in a variety of knits like my slinky rayon version or a cozy french terry top.  Adrianna has done it again- another winning pattern to add to my Hey June wardrobe.  She has generously offered 25% the Aurora pattern until April 28th with the code ‘AuroraLove’.  Hurry on over and pick up your copy!

 

Check out the other posts this week too:

Diving Into Dolmans Week 3

Sewing By Ti

Dos Natural Sistas

Creative Counselor

Made by Melli

Guest Bloggers: Sew Far North

Adventures with Bubba and Bug

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