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Merino Strathcona Henley

Added Jun 9, 2016

by petitejosette

Vancouver, Canada






I made this Strathcona Henley for my fellow, out of a super soft, super warm piece of heavy-ish Merino knit fabric. I cut size M and it fit pretty spot on. The button band was a bit tricky to make, especially with my machine not liking the thickness of all these layers together, so I did a lot of hand-basting prior to sewing. I also misplaced the buttons that where meant to be sewn there, so I ended up just sewing the band shut halfway up and it works fine. I think i should hav eused a stronger stabilizer for the band as it tends to lose its shape, but overall I’m quiate happy with the outcome. And B. loves his henley!

Material Notes

100% merino wool knit fabric from New Zealand




Winter, Fall
Garment Type

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    Jul 14, 2016, 10.43 AMby sewing fanatic

    great sewing! marino is warm too

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    Jun 10, 2016, 04.37 AMby cchristie

    Lovely! I’m thinking every man needs a Henley.

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    Jun 9, 2016, 07.44 PMby martinK

    you did a good job on this shirt, very like it! And thanks for posting something for men :-)

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      Jun 9, 2016, 09.20 PMby petitejosette

      you’re welcome! i don’t make stuff for my husband very often but when I do i try my best!

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    Jun 9, 2016, 07.39 PMby medistyle

    very nice

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    Jun 9, 2016, 01.05 PMby Johanna Lu

    Looks fab! I’m very impressed that you managed to make that button band in a merino knit fabric. I’ve tried making those several times in various supple knits and they were always a struggle

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      Jun 9, 2016, 09.22 PMby petitejosette

      Thank you! yeah that part was the trickiest, I ended up doing a lot of hand basting, plus i didn’t actually do any buttonholes as my machine just couldn’t take the thickness. I think in the future I might try to use a sturdier stabilizer in the placket (like light muslin or cotton fabric even) as the placket does tend to lose its shape. but all in all, it looks ok

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    Jun 9, 2016, 10.47 AMby Mary Athey

    Fabulous top and it looks so good on x

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      Jun 9, 2016, 09.22 PMby petitejosette

      thank you! it’s a very flattering fit for sure.

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