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Cheyenne tunic

Hey June

A casual woven shirt or tunic in two views.  View A is a standard collared button down, perfect for making a cozy flannel or trendy chambray shirt.  View B has a dropped neckline with no collar and a shaped half placket.  Both views feature full or 3/4 length sleeves with optional sleeve tabs and pockets and shirt or tunic lengths.  All interior seams are finished with French seaming for a beautiful shirt inside and out.  The Cheyenne can be dressed up for work in fancier fabrics like cotton sateen or georgette, or made casual with a soft flannel plaid or cotton shirting.  Throw it on with a suit and heels or with a pair of leggings and boots – the versatility of this pattern will make it a workhorse in your pattern stash.

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Cottons / Chambray / Lawn / Quilting, Silk / Satin / Sateen, Wools / Suiting


UK 2 / US 00 / EU 30, UK 4 / US 0 / EU 32, UK 6 / US 2 / EU 34, UK 8 / US 4 / EU 36, UK 10 / US 6 / EU 38, UK 12 / US 8 / EU 40, UK 14 / US 10 / EU 42, UK 16 / US 12 / EU 44, UK 18 / US 14 / EU 46, UK 20 / US 16 / EU 48, UK 22 / US 18 / EU 50

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Make time

One to two days

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    5 out of 5 One of my favourite patterns😍


    Beautiful shirt pattern. i love that it includes the instructions to do easier french seams on the sleeves. It makes such a difference in the finishing of the shirt 👍 Watch my button-down shirt comparison for more details :

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    5 out of 5 Hey June - Cheyenne Tunic


    Here’s a link to my blog for all the deets on my tunic:

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    This is my first time using a Hey June pattern and I found it to be a really great pattern, there’s a photo Sew Along on the Hey June website so you can follow along daily if you want to and a Facebook group if you need to ask for any help. I made View A which is the long sleeve casual button up shirt with pockets, there’s also the tunic version with a collar stand and placket. I made this in a size XS as my bust & hip measurements fitted into this and I’m really pleased with the fit, it has a really nice fitted shape. I usually lengthen my sleeves by an inch or so as I have long arms but I didn’t need to with this, the sleeves are meant to be long which may not suit if you normally need to shorten them?! The shirt has French seams throughout which although time consuming, they make the inside look so professional and a lovely shaped curved hem. The pattern is well constructed, the pieces fit seamlessly together and the sew along instructions give you that extra help when you can’t quite get your head around the printed instructions! I did struggle with the sleeve placket for a while…. I will definitely be making this pattern again, I definitely want to make the tunic version for a summer top. I did take longer than one to two days though but hopefully next time this will be how long it’ll take! A full pattern review is on my blog

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    Pattern Details: The Cheyenne Tunic is for women’s sizes XS to 2XL, which covers 32″ to 44″ bust. There are two views – View A is a standard button down with a full placket and collar. I’m sewing View B, the popover version with a dropped neckline, shaped half-placket and no collar.

    Drafting: A++ All the notches, drill holes, labels, grainlines, etc. are very clear and where needed, including button/buttonhole guides, pocket placement and lengthen/shorten lines. As there are layers for printing, there are not text size labels, but the size lines are differentiated with different strokes etc. I printed only the size I was making, but it would be easy to follow a size among the rest if you don’t utilize that option. The grading is even, which means the steps between sizes are the same.

    All seams are enclosed, including French seamed sleeves and side seams, a double-layer yoke with enclosed shoulder and back seams – all the bells and whistles. I didn’t have to turn on my serger at all for this project and it looks lovely inside and out. The tutorial is thorough yet concise with technical drawings. If that’s not your jam, there’s also a photo sew-along on her blog, which I did reference to ensure I was constructing the tower placket for the sleeves correctly. I didn’t have any difficulties sewing; it was smooth and enjoyable.

    The neckline is a two part shaped placket. It’s a fairly low neckline, such that I’ll be sure to layer it over a camisole or t-shirt or risk showing off my very non-glamorous bra. The lightweight fabric I used will actually make a very pretty beach cover if I decide to do that. Sewing took place over two days. I had cut all four patterns in one day to prepare, so that part was already done. I sewed the placket, pocket, and collar one day and the sleeve placket, armscyes, hem, side seams and cuffs the next.

    I would absolutely recommend this pattern. The instructions are clear and succinct for seasoned shirtmakers, and with the full photo sew-along even a much newer sewist could accomplish this pattern with success.

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    I made the Cheyenne tunic using some viscose from Adam Ross Fabrics, I added a centre seam down the back and removed the pleat to try and get some shaping.

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    Pattern instructions – pretty long and really involved, though understandably – separate sections appear in the pattern for each of the collar and sleeve options, which make you jump from section to section to find the bit of instruction you should be following. The shirt is made entirely with french seams, which makes the guts of the shirt lovely and clean. Even the armscye seams are made with french seams, I had never made a french seam there and I loved learning how to do them there. Version B’s neckline is quite tricky to make, I wasn’t able to make it perfect on the inside, yet it’s totally passable from the outside. The placket design is a tad too long for my taste, on a next version I’ll shorten the placket maybe 5-10cm. Version A placket construction was a bit strange to make, I’m used to just folding it in half, and this way the placket is not reversible. The castle style sleeve plackets on the full lenght sleeve look absolutely prim and proper, but would love it even more if they were maybe 0.5cm thinner, I think it would look more elegant.
    Fitting and alterations – I made a size smaller than recommended to my measurements, this shirt has an imense ease, plenty of room to move, even with a size smaller. I didn’t make any further adjustments but I’ll make a sway back alteration for the next version, I don’t like to see the fabric excess at the bottom of my back. For the view A I took out 5cm of the back, it was a bit improved, though not much, and took out 5cm off the full lenght sleeve.
    Fabric – 1.5m viscose/rayon challis from local fabric shop for version B and two 1m remnant pieces for version A (Feira dos Tecidos), I think viscose is allways a great option for drapey garments. Dificulty – I’d advise this pattern only for the more experienced or the more adventurous. Some expertise in making garments is definitively a must, at least some training in topstitching and fabric handling to get a smooth insertion around the neckband and placket. Be on the lookout for the changes in seam allowance throughout the pattern.

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    At first when I bought this pattern I was a bit nervous as its all French seams and I’ve never worked with these before but they were surprisingly straight forward and my tunic looks neat inside as well as out (no untidy overlocking!). It’s a PDF pattern which, again, I was skeptical about as I’ve had issues with these in the past but I can honestly say this one is perfect! You have the option to print out only your size so you don’t get all the different lines on top of each other which can be quite sore on the eyes! Everything pieced together so easily with no mismatching bits – really good quality pattern. I made this in a cotton poplin fabric which I bought in the sale and wanted to use up. I think it suits the style of the tunic but is probably slightly stiff. It’s still really comfy to wear though. The sizing of the pattern is spot on too. It does give you the option to shorten the body and sleeve lengths which is good. I also put sleeve tabs on mine but I actually prefer the sleeves down at 3/4 length. The written instructions and pictures are great – very easy to follow and everything is well explained. Loved this pattern so much I immediately made the long sleeved shirt with collar straight after this one. I made this from a Liberty of London tana lawn which has a much softer feel and is really lovely for this pattern. Will definitely be recommending this pattern to the ladies at my sewing class!

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    I made this tunic in flannel fabric and used poplin for the neckline bindings. I made view B with 3/4 sleeves.
    My aim was to make a muslin and hen wear it around the house before using my “good” fabric
    The plan worked exceedingly well!
    I adore this tunic!
    my measurements are 42in bust, 37in waist, 44in tummy and 47in hips.
    My tummy sticks out a lot and I was hoping for a loose fitting top that wasn’t frumpy and this is exactly what the Cheyenne is.
    The instructions are some of the best I’ve come across. I particularly value the line diagrams which I find much clearer than photos.
    I have many more of these tunics planned.
    (photo to follow)

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