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2 Blue Cheyenne Tunics {Selfish Sewing Week: Day 2}

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

Chambray Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

It’s been pretty well established that I love to sew button up shirts.  So when Adrianna from Hey June Handmade, one of my favorite Indie pattern companies, published the Cheyenne Tunic, I had to sew it as soon as possible!  Because I knew it was going to be awesome, I chose some pretty special fabrics to sew it up.

Chambray Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

The first fabric I chose is a chambray fabric by Alison Glass as part of her beautiful Ex Libris line.  It’s called Botany Chambray in Navy, and it’s available over at Hawthorne Threads.  Although many of the fabrics in this line are quilting cotton, this is an actual chambray and a perfect choice for sewing up the Chambray Tunic.

Chambray Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

For this one I chose to sew View A, the full button up shirt with a collar and full length sleeves.  Because I am so tall, I made my standard adjustments of length to the body and sleeves and width to the shoulders.  Of course I included the button tabs inside the sleeves for when the sleeves are rolled.

Chambray Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

The only change I made to the pattern was to add darts to the back of the Cheyenne Tunic after I sewed it.  I discovered they would be needed when I sewed up my ugly muslin.

Chambray Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

This shirt is going to be worn and worn and worn for years to come!

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

Since I was sewing one Cheyenne Tunic, the thread color would be the same, and I’m just sort of crazy about sewing more than one button up shirt at a time, I made View B also.  It has no collar, 3/4 length sleeves and a shaped half placket.  And of course the sleeve tabs.  I also added the back darts to this one.

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

For this one I chose Maureen Cracknell’s Art Gallery Fleet & Flourish Voile Swifting Flora Swell Fabric.  (affiliate link)  This fabric couldn’t be any more perfect for this Cheyenne Tunic.

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

Just as the chambray shirt is structured, substantial, and classy, this one is flowy, feminine, and lightweight.  Seriously don’t ask me which one is my favorite because they both are!  Oh, and if this fabric looks familiar, it’s because I’ve made myself a knit top from the lighter colorway.

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

I also needed a tank to wear under this Cheyenne Tunic, so I drafted one by mashing two of my favorite patterns.  I used the Lane Raglan for the body because I love the fit, and the Jocole Peplum Top for the shoulders and neckline.  The fabric is Art Gallery Solid Jersey Knit Icy Mint Fabric, (affiliate link) and it’s perfect for layering under this Cheyenne Tunic.

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

The instructions are so perfect for sewing the Cheyenne Tunic.  If at any point I became confused, I checked out the sew along over at Hey June Handmade and it was perfect.  I had never made a half placket like this before, but the sew along got me through it perfectly!  And of course I reread both my tips for sewing a button up shirt and the tips at Hey June Handmade too.

Voile Cheyenne Tunic sewn by Skirt Fixation

Well, that’s it for me for Selfish Sewing Week.  The girls will have their makes up later in the week.  But with four new blue tops, I think I truly spoiled myself, don’t you?

8 thoughts on “2 Blue Cheyenne Tunics {Selfish Sewing Week: Day 2}

  1. I love them both on you! The fit and fabric are perfect! I will have to refer to the sew along on my next placket. It came out alright but I know it could be better! Are you able to slip view b on with the back darts fairly easily?

    1. Yes, Emily. With no problem at all.

  2. That first thistle fabric is AMAZING!! It looks so good on you, and as always, you did a great job sewing!

  3. These both turned out great, Audrey! I love both fabrics but especially that chambray. It makes such a nice button down shirt!

    1. I agree! I’ve been wearing one or the other of these every chance I get!

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