Tuesday, August 7, 2018

chambray cheyenne

I'm sick of the summer heat and verrrrry ready for some slightly cooler fall weather. This new shirt I just finished will be perfect when the temperatures drop a bit! The pattern is the Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade, and the fabric is a Robert Kaufman chambray. It's very lightweight, and I love the subtle herringbone pattern. I petted this fabric at my local shop several times before finally bringing home a couple yards and making this shirt.

cozy birdhouse | chambray cheyenne tunic

I made a size small of view B... popover, no collar, 3/4 sleeves with tabs. I omitted the front pockets. I had a bit of difficulty in catching the collar facing when topstitching around the collar, so I followed an online tip to fold under 3/8" instead of 1/4". (No, I don't really expect anyone to care about that detail... It's more for my benefit when I re-read this next time I crack open the Cheyenne pattern.)

cozy birdhouse | chambray cheyenne tunic

You know what's great about a tunic-length shirt? You can wear it with leggings and still have your tush covered. Also, I accidentally had my fly unzipped while taking these photos and you can't even tell. Win!

I've seen some really cute flannel versions of this pattern online. Maybe I'll be able to stomach the idea of a flannel shirt when it's not so darn hot!

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