I made a couple of Cheyenne tops recently. I’ve been wearing them quite a bit, but getting pictures of anything these days seems such a hassle. Then, we found ourselves on vacation last week. I wore both Cheyennes while we were out and about. We were taking pictures anyway, so I had husband shoot a few of me for blog-sharing purposes. Because who doesn’t want to do a photo shoot to be shared for all time on the internet when you’ve been hiking and roadtripping for the past week?!
First up, we shall discuss this orange check number, made from fabric that may or may not have been intended for a table cloth.
I originally bought this fabric about four years ago to make a top for myself. But I bought it online, and when I received it, I was disappointed in the texture. It’s a little stiff and…odd. Not horribly so, but it’s for sure different. It really feels like it’s supposed to be a table cloth. But instead, it’s now a shirt for me!
And I think it’s super cute and I love it.
The top pattern is the Cheyenne by Hey June! Handmade. It’s pretty perfect.
The pattern is full of professional design elements. Enclosed seams, double yoke, collar stand, sleeve plackets and cuffs. My stitching isn’t perfect, but check out the inside of my Cheyenne. All those pretty, clean seams are as the pattern is written.
The instructions are clear. The methods for sewing these features are fabulous. Like, really. I will never sew a collar stand and collar any other way every again. The pattern is worth getting just for that collar-sewing technique alone. This isn’t the collar. It’s the cuff, but still. Nice, right!?
The Cheyenne has a curved hem, which can be a bit of a pain to do. But not any more for me! My sister gave me a set of hemming feet for Christmas. I finally put them to use on my Chey-tops, as I might just start calling them. Probably I won’t, but just for this once. Anyway, hemming feet. So fast and easy. Hemming feet are where it’s at.
Also, Cheyenne tops are where it is at. Which, in this case is a very windy desert. And things are slightly out of focus. But hey! Check out that view and my adorable table cloth shirt!