Hadley Sew-Along: Cutting
Although cutting can be tedious, cutting the Hadley pattern is pretty straightforward. Not too many pieces and just a bit of fusible. Follow the diagrams below to double check that you've cut everything you need for View A or View B. We've gotten a few questions about the Hadley which I'll answer below:
- Can I cut the front and back pieces on the fold? Yes, you can for all the fronts and the View B back. Be sure that you're removing the center front and back seam allowance before you cut or your facings won't fit. You'll need to cut the View A back as two separate pieces due to the keyhole opening in the back. Without this you won't be able to get the shirt over your head.
- Will the sleeves fit on either view / can I make either view sleeveless? Yep! You can make View B with sleeves and View A without them with no trouble. Just be aware that the yardage amounts will change. We have a great post here for estimating yardage that you might find helpful for this.
- Can I switch the backs of View A and View B? Yes and no. You can definitely use the View A back on the View B front, but the opposite won't work out as well. If you decide you really need to have the straight back on the jewel neck front you'll need to leave a keyhole opening in the center back or you won't be able to get it on over your head. To do this, simply transfer over the upper CB notch from piece 2 to piece 4 and follow the instructions for the keyhole in the booklet.