Yes, it’s another blouse. Another blouse, but a new to me pattern. The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June. I cannot tell you how much I love this!
In my quest to fill my wardrobe with beautiful blouses that give me a lift as I dress for work each morning, this one is right up there.
However unlike my last make in Atelier Brunette viscose crepe, this viscose challis creases a whole lot less, something I will bear in mind in the future.
I made the 3/4 sleeve version with the option of a turn up tag and grandad collar.
This blouse fits like a glove. With no adjustments to the size M this manages to be a slim fitting shirt even without any bust darts. It sits perfectly on my shoulders. There is plenty of room across my back and my arm movement is unrestricted which is amazing considering and there was very little ease that had to be eased into the armsyce.
With this in mind I’ve come to the decision that I’ll probably not be sewing up any more Sew Over It blouse patterns. My last 4 blouse/dress patterns from Hey June, P & M Patterns, Half Moon Atelier and Simplicity have all sewn up based on my bust measurement with no need for any of the adjustments (forward shoulder/round back/broad back) I needed with the SOI Ultimate shirt or the adjustments I wish I’d made to the Pussy Bow Blouse.
I know SOI patterns suit huge numbers of sewers, just not me. Or not without the knowledge that I’ll need to spend some time on fit and I’m too impatient for that!
Don’t you just love these buttons? I picked them up from Duttons for Buttons in Harrogate. It just goes to show it is so worth putting in the effort to chose the right buttons.
There are french seams throughout, including the sleeve/armsyce seam.
Being a ‘pop over’ shirt it was my first half placket. It was a little fiddly but I’m very pleased with the result and something I would definitely attempt again.
So I think that’s all I have to tell you. Except that I’m going to try and hack it and add a pussy bow to my next one.
See – I’m laughing!!
Love, Lucie xx