Me Made Workwear - Cheyenne Tunic

January 27, 2018

I've mentioned before that I struggle to wear me made clothing to work due to my job.  I work on a construction site where PPE is mandatory - long pants, long sleeve shirts and steel cap boots fill my work wardrobe.  All ready to wear, until now.

If you've been following me on instagram you will know about my love for Hey June Patterns, the patterns are well drafted, with clear instructions and are honestly a bargain for the price. Adrianna's Cheyenne Tunic has been a super popular pattern and its been on my to make list for a while but I always thought it was above my skill level.  However the troop shirts I made earlier this month  and listening to Heather of Closet Case Patterns on the Love to Sew Podcast gave me some confidence I'd be able to pull this off.  I shouldn't have worried, the instructions with the Cheyenne are clear and well written, just like all the other Hey June patterns.


Cheyenne Tunic

I made View A which is the full button down version, with collar, collar stand and sleeve plackets.  Though I just uploaded all my photos and realised I hadn't taken any with the sleeves rolled down. I also added the optional sleeve tabs as I tend to wear my sleeves rolled up when I'm in the office.   Plus it was much too hot to get changed again and take more photos so you'll just have to take my word for it!


Cheyenne Tunic

For this version (it's the first of many) I used a navy and white poly cotton gingham from Spotlight.  I cut the back yoke, front placket and pocket on the bias to give it some extra interest and they are my favorite details.  I'm a total sucker for a bias check.  


Cheyenne Tunic

I really love the fit of the Cheyenne, its not a fitted style so its quite an easy shirt to start with as there are no fitting issues.  I made a large at the bust grading out the hips to an XL.  I also graded out the biceps which is an adjustment I have to make on pretty much all patterns.  I'm contemplating a slight sway back adjustment on the next one but I'm not sure that the style really requires it.


Cheyenne Tunic

The buttons were also from Spotlight, They worked out to about a dollar a button, but still more expensive than I would have liked.  I'm ordering some online for the next shirts, they work out much cheaper.  The other downside to Spotlight these days is having to buy buttons by the pack, at least I have a spare if one ever falls off!

Lots of rather entertaining faces in these photos, too many arguments with the remote for my camera!

My jeans are ready to wear however jeans as well as Hey June's yet to be released Bryce Cargo Pants are on my must make list this year.  I've decided 2018 is the year of sewing things I'm actually going to wear.

4 comments:

  1. Your shirt looks fabulous and I love those bias details. It's fun to make 'ordinary' clothes, isn't it? They're usually the ones we end up wearing the most.

    Katie @ Sew Old Fashioned

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  2. You did a great job! I really love black and white gingham --- somehow always strikes me as classy & casual at the same time. Can't wait to see what you make next from this pattern. I'm a big fan of all Hey June Patterns, with special affection for the Cheyenne Tunic. I love both versions of that pattern! My favorite fabric for the pullover version is crinkly cotton gauze --- it's so cool and comfy in the summer, while also providing some cover from the hot sun.

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  3. I'm not sure how I ended up following your blog, but hey, I'm glad I did. That's a great shirt! And the bias detailing gives it just a little extra something :-)

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  4. Looking nice in this shirt, You can do button design and can stitch it to your shirt, which give you different look.

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