Sewing up Spring!

Hey everybody! This month, I’m joing in on Sewing By Ti‘s blog tour: Sewing Up Spring!

sewing up spring

Spring has finally sprung! Well… sort of. Spring tends to spring a little later here in Saskatchewan, but we’re working on it. Haha. It is starting to warm up and I’m definitely dreaming of tank tops and shorts. Mmm. Bikinis and summer dresses. Florals and bright jewel tones. I can’t wait. Like, seriously can’t wait. I’m working on my summer wardrobe now.

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This is one garment I have been dreaming about since August or so. After I finished sewing up my last Cheyenne (by Hey June – buy it here aff. link), I immediatly went out and bought this beautiful floral rayon challis, and a set of pretty pearly snaps from Fabricland. Since I had just finished my crazy project where I had to make about 20 buttonholes, I was done with buttons. Once I finally got around to putting this shirt together, I thought I wouldn’t really mind buttons again, but I already had the snaps on hand. And actually — I love how the snaps look on this. They just take the floral print up a step.

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For the first time, I went with the View A of the Cheyenne, and oh em gee, do I love it. I chose the tunic length – also a first time for me – and the 3/4 sleeves. In all of these photos, I have the cuffs folded up twice, so it’s more elbow-length than 3/4. I’ll be honest – that’s because I was lazy. I am going to add a couple more pearly snaps to the cuffs, but I am a major procrastinator and haven’t yet. I like them at this elbow length anyways, it feels a little more casual. I wore the shirt to work all day after taking these photos, and didn’t fuss with the sleeves at all.

A couple of nitty gritty details: I went down a size from my measured size. My previous two Cheyenne’s (here and here) I made my measured size, but for this one I wanted a little less ease. I used a pretty standard fusible interfacing in all the places the pattern told me to. Even if you use a lightweight fabric like rayon, you won’t regret the interfacing. I am tall, and usually add 2″ to length and 1″ to sleeves, but I didn’t make either of those adjustments. I do find the shirt length about 1″ shorter than I’d like, but this tunic length is perfect, and the pattern notes that the sleeves are drafted long.

I’m wearing this tunic with another recent make of Itch to Stitch Liana JeansItch to Stitch Liana Jeans (aff. link) in these photos. Made with Cone Mills stretch denim and contrasting topstitching, and a pocket template from Closet Case Files. I’m fairly certain I have found my perfect jeans pattern. I had to add 4″ of length to them, and then I still only got a 1/4″ hem out of them, and I also added 1/2″ to the rise. But they hug my curves perfectly, I love the stabilized waistband, the other views offered in the pattern, and the impecible instructions.

Oh, and yes – that is a muddy paw print on my freshly washed jeans. Welcome to my life… I have two dogs, and I work at a pet health store. Paw prints and dog hair is kind of just a part of life.

Check out the rest of the blog tour for tons of spring sewing inspiration!

Be sure to follow along to be inspired!

April 1st: Sewing By Ti

Monday, April 3rd Sewing By Ti

April 4th Crafty Like a Rox

April 5th The Socially Awkward Seamstress

April 6th The Socially Awkward Seamstress

April 7th Robynne and the Bobbin

Sunday April 9th Sew Like a Sloth

April 10th That’s Sew Lily

April 11th Hazelnut Handmade

April 12th Doodle Number 5

April 13th Crafty Like a Rox

April 14th Sewing By Ti, Ma Moose

Monday April 17th Anne Mari Sews, Robynne and the Bobbin

April 18th Rebel and Malice

April 19th Very Blissful

April 20th The Fairy Dust Bin

April 21st Sewing By Ti

Sunday April 23rd On Wednesdays We Sew

April 24th Tenille’s Thread

April 25th Ma Moose

April 26th Margarita on the Ross

April 27th The Socially Awkward Seamstress

April 28th Sewing By Ti

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3 thoughts on “Sewing up Spring!

  1. Seems like I’m not the only one fighting the winter/spring battle. We never can tell whether we need winter coats or short sleeves!

    Your Cheyenne is so cute. Those pearl snaps really balance out the print. WAY better than buttons and button holes!

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