I’ve been working from home for at least 6 months now. Through the unusually blazing heat of a British summer and now through an unusually frosty/snowy winter.
But one thing I’ve definitely come to realise is how important it is for me to look and feel presentable every single day. Comfy but still very much put together. Well put together enough that I’m not aghast when I pass a mirror!
This Cheyenne tunic by Hey June Handmade is a recent addition to my wfh wardrobe.
I actually made it initially as a long warm winter night shirt, hence the 3/4 length sleeves. It’s made from a brushed wool fabric from Fabworks, Dewsbury, from a very fortunate in inbetween lockdowns visit. (Unfortunately this fabric is not available on line). It looks very much like a posh flannel fabric and felt really cosy on the inside.
However as soon as I first lay down in bed in it I realised my mistake, the wool made me immediately itch all over! I really couldn’t stand lying there any longer than half a minute.
I was pretty gutted! It was my best half placket to date!!!
So I cut the bottom off and now, with the addition of a turtle neck underneath, is a very well loved item of day wear.
This is the same size (size M) as my previous Cheyennes but as I wanted it a bit more roomy for sleeping attire I added a pleat in the back panel. This was very fortuitous as I now need that extra room for my turtle neck!
The Cheyenne is one of my most made patterns. This is my fourth.
For a shirt pattern with no bust darts it is surprisingly shapely although my back pleat and choice of fabric has made this version a little less so.
But perfect as a layering piece.
And I NEVER get cold in it!
After a very cold but very sunny day, there’s more snow forecast for Yorkshire tonight!
Love, Lucie xx