Monday, June 11, 2018

Mother's Day Cheyenne Tunic

My mother's day gift for my Mom finally makes it onto the blog!

This is the Cheyenne tunic from Hey June. After making a couple versions of this pattern for myself, I thought that my mom might like the neckline and relaxed fit of this tunic, so I decided to make her one!

The fabric I used is a cotton lawn from Belleboo, purchased on one of my last trips to Bangkok's fabric district before moving back to the U.S. On that trip, I picked up a few last cuts of fabric to shove in my overflowing suitcase, and I took photos for my Bangkok fabric shopping guide. This summery green is right in my mom's palette for warm weather clothes. I wasn't sure if the pink and yellow-y green in the print would be to her liking, but I think it looks great!

The pink buttons are also from Bangkok, from my favorite button shop at Chatuchak weekend market. For some reason I always have trouble with that pointy bit at the bottom of the button placket, even in fabrics as easy to sew as cotton lawn. I just squared it off at the bottom instead, and no one is the wiser.

This Cheyenne is a size Large bust/shoulders, graded to XL hip, same size I cut for my mom's Tallinn sweater. It's roomy, but not unpleasantly so.  

I cut the 3/4 length sleeves with a cuff and bias bound placket. They look cute unrolled or rolled up and cinched with the button tabs.

The Cheyenne is a little bit wrinkly in these photos, but that's because she wore it all day before we snapped a few shots. I take that as the highest praise, though, that it's being worn, and regularly at that!

Looking fabulous in your lush garden, Mom!

As I do with Tim, I have to coach my mom through these photo sessions, trying to make her laugh so she doesn't appear stiff and nervous. It worked:


  1. I love that! It looks great on her. The fabric is so pretty.

  2. I love that last photo! So much joy! this is a great top and I am not surprised she loves to wear it.

  3. This is super cute! I'm glad to see it on her, because it makes me think I might be able to pull it off too! I love that easy style. Nice work!

    1. I was thinking exactly the same thing!

  4. Gorgeous. The colour is so beautiful. Lovely of you to sew for your Mum.

  5. I love this! Your Mom looks like she does, too! Off to look at the pattern and add it to my list!

  6. this is lovely! The fabric is very pretty.

  7. Your mom is precious! Very pretty top!

  8. I love that you sewed this for your mom. The blue flowers really look nice on her!