Thursday, January 5, 2023

Hey June Fairmount Shacket

In the last year, I have sewn three Fairmount Shackets, and I have not blogged a single one. My first one has popped up on IG a bunch of times but it's never gotten a proper review. For shame!

Fairmount Shacket

In case you missed it, the Fairmount Shacket is from Hey June Handmade and it is wonderful! I made a size 4. My measurements put me at a 2 for the bust and a 6 for the hips, so I split the difference going with a 4. I'm happy with how it turned out and it fits nicely over other garments without being too big. No need to go up a size or anything, the pattern is drafted with the right amount of ease so that it's slightly oversized.

The fabric is a wide flannel from LA Finch Fabrics (sold out now). It's not a super soft flannel, it is VERY lightly brushed only on one side. It is durable though and has held up well despite a ton of wear.

Fairmount Shacket

This pattern is definitely the more complicated of the shacket patterns out there. A convertible collar, full button cuff with placket, optional patch pockets with flaps, a pleated back and lined yoke, and a button placket. It's not a quick sew, but the instructions will get you through it no problem. I made this first one without any modifications.

Fairmount Shacket

After I made this Fairmount, I got the crazy idea to make a fully lined version with sherpa and a hood. I owe the world a lengthy post about that process! Even though the lined one is amazing and snuggly, I still wear this first one a lot. It fills the same hole in my wardrobe as a cardigan, but it's more suited to outdoor walks than my knitwear. 

Fairmount Shacket

Have you tried a shacket yet? I think you'll be surprised how much you wear one!

I am a Hey June affiliate and my links have been used. All opinions are my own and my love of this pattern is genuine!

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