What’s the difference between a button-up and a button-down? Although this sounds like the start of a joke, it’s a legit question I had to google! Turns out a button-down is when the collar has those little buttons on it that you can button down. Logical, right? So, I’m introducing my latest make… the Cheyenne Tunic Button-UP!
Pattern: Cheyenne TunicHey June by in View A
Fabric: Super soft Rag & Bone Stripe Double Cloth from Mood Fabrics
Size: Even though my measurements put me in the size Small, I decided to size down to the X-Small after trying on a sample from Adrianna. However, I would probably sew the size Small if I were to use a fabric with a tighter weave than this double cloth.
Modifications: None… although, I did leave off one of the pockets. Also, I eye’d the placement of the one I did sew on because I didn’t transfer the markings… typical. 😉
Thoughts: This shirt is LEGIT and looks like something right out of a Madewell store and I don’t know why I didn’t make this pattern sooner! Oh wait, I know… I had an irrational fear of collar stands and plackets. Which, turns out, was pretty dumb since neither were hard to do. Though, I did reference the sewalong to double check that I understood what to do with the long sleeve placket and found it to be super helpful. But, other than the sleeve placket, I was able to easily follow along with the pattern instructions.
I really love how thoughtful Adrianna is with her pattern designs and finishing techniques so they are beautiful from every angle, including the inside! The Cheyenne pattern calls for finishing all the seams with french seams or magically enclosing the seams (via the burrito method), so it’s beautiful from the inside as well.
Next Time: I can definitely see myself making this pattern again and again since it’s so wearable for work and for weekend-warrior activities. I think the only chancg I would make would be to shorten the sleeves by 1/2 inch.
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