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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?

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Girl’s Voile Maxi Skirt

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Modern Chloris sewn by Skirt Fixation

Moving along to the next piece in our Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection, we come to the voile maxi skirt.  This skirt is from our 2nd look, Aquatic Countryside.  Annie, our Modern Chloris, wore this boat neck top and voile maxi skirt layered over the tankini we made for this look.

Voile maxi skirt by Skirt Fixation

We used the Paneled Sunsuit pattern from Call Ajaire.  If this skirt looks familiar it’s because we made a denim version.  We  reviewed the pattern in depth in our previous blog post about this pattern.  We turned to this pattern again because it’s one of Annie’s favorite.  Her favorite features are the pockets and the elastic waist for comfort.  She also loves the maxi length.

Girl's voile maxi skirt by Skirt Fixation

The fabric is Kladi UnderShadow in voile.  This, like all the patterned pieces we made for our Modern Chloris collection except the jacket, come from the Skopelos fabric line designed by Katarina Roccella for Art Gallery Fabrics.  This probably our favorite print from the whole line, evidenced by the fact that we used it twice.  (Did you spot the it in the other colorway in the mini Senna Tote?)  Katarina Roccella was inspired by flowers on the island of Skopelos, and judging from her photos of them on Instagram, her fabric is a perfect imitation!

Girl's voile maxi skirt by Skirt Fixation

We’ve used voile from Art Gallery Fabrics once before for another maxi skirt, and it’s the most lovely fabric!  It’s light and flowy, and seems to float along when you walk.  Because it’s slightly translucent, wearing a slip under this skirt is necessary.  Unless of course it’s being worn as a swimsuit coverup like Annie did for the Modern Chloris Aquatic Countryside look!

Girl's voile maxi skirt by Skirt Fixation

Here is a flat lay photo to illustrate how well the maxi skirt goes with everything else in the mini collection.  This skirt is just about perfect for fall.  Though we didn’t add them to the collage, the leggings match this skirt and would transition it into fall and winter.  Especially with that jacket…sigh!Voile maxi skirt mini wardrobe collection by Skirt Fixation

We hope you’re not getting tired of these posts from the Modern Chloris mini wardrobe collection.  There are only 2 pieces left in the collection, and then we’ll move on!