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Happy Birthday, Cheyenne!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Patterns turns 1 (well, on Sunday, to be exact, but that’s close enough…) and is now available in German, too!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

The Cheyenne was the first pattern I tested, and I remember being so excited that I barely could sleep after seeing Adrianna’s email. but more on that on Sunday – because that’s not just the Cheyenne’s first birthday, but my first blog birthday, too!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

I loved this pattern while testing it and wanted to make many more Cheyennes right away. And of course I didn’t get around to making them! So when Annika from Näh-Connection decided to translate the Cheyenne into German, I finally had a good reason for making another one.

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

The first two versions I made had a half placket and a mandarin type of collar, so this time I decided to make view A with a full placket and a real collar. I also decided to go with long sleeves and omitted the sleeve taps.

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

The fabric I used is flannel plaid from Indiesew that I bought about a year ago (I think it was sold out within 10 minutes or so!), actually with the intention of making another Cheyenne. And flannel just screams to be made into a ‘real’ shirt with button placket, collar and cuffed sleeves, doesn’t it?

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

As a little twist I decided to go for pearl snaps instead of real buttons. I wanted to use white pearl snaps at first, but had these black ones in my stash and decided to go with black instead. And a red snap at the top. I didn’t have enough of these red snaps to use them for the whole shirt, but I love the little accent!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

The snaps were also the reason why I didn’t add taps to the sleeves. Snap fasteners just don’t work really well with sleeve taps… and I’ll probably wear the sleeves down most of the time anyway.

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

I knew I wouldn’t have any problems with the fit of the Cheyenne or with sewing it, and sewing with (this particular) flannel was super easy, too. It had just enough stretch to it to sew up easily, without stretching out in every direction. Cutting the plaid took a little time, since I wanted everything to match up perfectly and cut the back yoke, the placket, the sleeve plackets and the pocket on the bias.

The plaid feels *nearly* the same on the right and wrong sides  but the right side is a little bit softer.

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

After sewing and topstitching the yoke and sewing together the front and back, (but luckily before attaching the sleeves!) I realized I had managed to end up with the wrong side of the back on the outside. As a result I had to unpick the back, turn it and attach it again by topstitching through both yokes and the back at the same time. Luckily it doesn’t show!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

Ad you can see, I managed to attach my pocket a little bit skew, but unbelievably enough I couldn’t find any of my seam rippers before I had to take my pics (and it was Sunday…). So here you go, photos with a skew pocket, fixed after taking the photos.

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

But back to the German translation of the Cheyenne: Annika from Näh-Connection didn’t just translate the Cheyenne, but three other shirt patterns, too! There’s the Fairfield Button Up from Thread Theory for men, the Laramie (in English here) from Hey June for Teens, and the Bookworm Button Up from Blank Slate Patterns for children. So, German speakers, you’ve got the whole family covered!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

Head over to the Näh-Connection blog to see the other shirt makes and to buy your copy of the Cheyenne (or all of the shirts??). And for the English speakers: you can buy your copy of the Cheyenne over here!

Sew Mariefleur Hey June Cheyenne Tunic

–  This blog post contains affiliate links to the Hey June store – because Adrianna’s patterns are seriously awesome! However, all oponions are, as always, my own. This post is linked to the German blogger party RUMS. – 

9 Comments

  1. Wow! Ich meine Woooow! Absolut hinreissend deine Cheyenne! Ich mag deine Stoffwahl – ich glaube, ich brauch definitiv auch eine Flanell-Cheyenne – ich mag deine Knopfwahl – wo hast du nochmal diese Perlenknöpf her? Die sind ein Traum!
    Ich mag deine Schnitt-Versions-Wahl – ich finde Flanell schreit nach einer ganzen Knopfleiste und einem Kragen – ich mag einfach alles, aber auch wirklich alles an dieser Bluse! Zudem: Du bist so was von einer Pattern-matching-queen! Chapeau!
    Ganz liebe Grüsse aus dem Süden
    Eveline
    P.S. Das ich deine Bilder mag, weiss du ja inzwischen. Inbesondere das 1. .müsste unbedingt gerahmt im Wohnzimmer hängen. Vielleicht als Gegenstuck zum gerahmten Herrenbild mit Hund 😉

  2. du schaust toll aus in deiner Cheyenne <3
    liebe Grüsse
    Barbara

  3. Perfekte Cheyenne vor dieser Kulisse! Wow! Wundervoll! Und sie steht dir fantastisch, also diese Cheyenne (die Kulisse natürlich auch 😉)
    Glg Kathrin

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  5. So eine schöne Cheyenne :)!
    Und diese Kulisse! Grandios!
    Liebe grüße
    Fina

  6. Ein wirklich schickes Teil, sie steht dir ausgezeichnet! Und whoaaaa, deine Fotos sind wirklich der Hammer!

  7. The contrast snap is my favorite! What a cute feature! (I love your puppy too 😁)

  8. Soooo schön. Wie immer. Bist meine Nähheldin!

  9. Wow, these pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Are you really living right next to the sea? And such a wonderful blouse, it suits you well. Have a nice day, Gabi

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