Of course, this isn’t my first Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade
I love the fit. How it is neither oversized nor too boxy making it super comfortable without drowning me!
But it is my first Cheyenne with a collar.
The pattern gives you the option of a standard collar or a dropped neckline with no collar and a half placket, with or without cuffs.
Again, super comfy, especially in this peach polyester. I think I’ve captured the ‘Boden’ look with this spotty mustard, don’t you?
Fits perfectly again across the back.
Finished with beautiful french seams throughout.
But….. and there is a but which prevents me from using this as a collared shirt pattern again, the collar is enormous.
I think I’ve got away with it in this print. I think it goes with this style of shirt, I was just surprised! I’ve left off the button in the collar stand, but even held together you can get a whole hand between your neck and the collar!
I wish I’d remember to shorten the arms an inch and the cuffs are a little generous, but maybe that was the also the style the designer was going for.
The pattern does advise a flannel or chambray so I’m thinking that perhaps inspiration was taken from the over sized look of popping on your other half’s shirt? (not that I would wear my husband’s shirt! That would look too ridiculous! But maybe once upon a time………..;))
Getting super good at cuffs and collars now!!!
This is a gorgeous peach feel fabric. Did I tell you it doesn’t crease and if you don’t let it crumple you can put it on immediately after drying without ironing!!!
It’s also fairly warm which is lovely for this time of year.
I ordered it from Sew Over It but they are no longer selling fabric.
So I’ll stick with the collarless shirt version, however much I love this!
Love, Lucie xx