I love love love this top. I made it, like, two weeks ago, and have already worn it at least six times. At least. It’s cozy and warm and the fit is fantastic. I wore it a few times on our Spring Break road trip last week, including to Antelope Canyon. My husband and I took so many pictures in the canyon, I figured for sure I’d have enough to do a post of my flannel Cheyenne using them. But, it turned out, there were only a few without a kid blocking my top, and none without cameras and bags. Still, the canyon is too cool to not include some of the shots.
But I did make my 13 year old do some supplemental photos this morning. Which always makes him super happy (read: he hates it). So, not as cool as an insanely-beautiful slot canyon in the Arizona desert, but my backyard fence makes an okay backdrop in a pinch.
This Cheyenne is pretty much identical, as far as pattern-following, to my gingham Cheyenne. View A, long sleeve, yoke cut on bias. The only thing I did differently was skipping the enclosed seams at the arm scythes. I figured the flannel was too thick to make them needed, and too casual to bother. So the inside isn’t as finished as the last Cheyenne, but it’s all serged up pretty enough in there.
A couple of other, unintentional differences: the pockets. I don’t know what I was thinking, but I totally spaced lining them up with each other. They aren’t off by much, but on a plaid shirt, where the plaids match across the front (other than the placket-I accidently put it on upside down and so it’s a bit off…), you can totally tell the pockets aren’t lined up. It makes my chest look a bit lopsided, which is always fun. However, if I leave the top couple of buttons open, so the shirt hands loose through that area, you can’t tell as much. I hope.
Also, different, and I found this interesting. I guess the flannel has a bit of stretch to it that the gingham I used last time does not. This top, though cut at the same time as the other from the exact same pattern pieces, hangs a bit less fitted. And the cuffs are on the big side. It doesn’t bother me at all, though. In fact, I really like it. It makes the flannel top that much more cozy and casual. It was just unexpected and I thought I would mention it.
And that’s my flannel Cheyenne. The pattern is by Hey June! Handmade. Fabric is from Jo-Ann Stores. You should make one and then go explore somewhere cool. Or just lounge around with a book at home. Either way is a win.