Hey June – Cheyenne Tunic

Hi, I picked this pattern because of it’s similarity to a couple of Fatface Popovers I bought in the winter sale and also, while researching the Birkin flares I came across several really beautiful versions of the pattern.

I made the tunic with 3/4 sleeves, it went together quite easily and the instructions were very, very detailed, they hold your hand through the whole stitching experience.

you make the tab first

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Then you make up the back, using what I assume is the Taco method for the yoke

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there are a couple of nice details on it, the cuffs for instance are surprisingly easy to put together and look very professional,

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the whole thing has french seams even the arm holes, the shirt is put together flat then the side seam and underarm seem is sewn last.

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The one thing that I’m not sure I agree with is the hem is stitched separately on the back and front then the side seams are done

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If I was to make it again there are a couple of things that I would change, the  front tab reaches my belly button definitely not sure about that, also the the tab on my Fatface shirts are thinner which I think I prefer.

I’m not sure if the fabric I used is slightly too stiff though I thought it was a light weight Lawn. the back doesn’t seem to lay properly but I think I might wash the fabric again before looking into this issue.

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The reason this is not finished is because I can’t decide on the buttons, any suggestions?

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Posted on 02/04/2016, in Cheyenne Tunic, Hey June, Indie Patterns, vintage dress making and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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