Cheyenne Meets Oakridge And Simplicity
I had been admiring the Hey June Cheyenne Tunic for quite a while before a hit the buy now button. I had just the fabric in mind as well, a lovely Liberty Tana Lawn called Painters Meadow. I really wanted a classic style for such a classic fabric and I thought that the Cheyenne Tunic would fit into my wardrobe nicely.
After printing out my pattern, I quickly realised that my plan was not going to work. The pattern had no front darts, agh, which are a non negotiable for me, even though I am only a B cup! After working out my size I also found out that the pattern was very narrow across the shoulders. Rather than try to adapt the pattern I decided to start with a tnt blouse pattern and reverted to an all time favourite of mine, the Sewaholic Oakridge.
All was not lost with my Hey June pattern though! I still loved the neckline even though the pattern itself was not suitable for me, I used the neckline as drafted of the Cheyenne Tunic but the basic pattern of the Sewaholic Oakridge. I wasn't finished with my Frankenpatterning though, and decided to use the sleeve of Simplicity 8084. To do this I cut the Sewaholic Oakridge for the sleeve cap and used the Simplicity 8084 for the lower sleeve.