The Cheyenne Tunic

The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June HandmadeWow, I really doubted this day would actually ever come, but it’s finally time to release the Cheyenne Tunic!  I’m so excited about this one you guys.  I think the variations are pretty endless and I can’t wait to see what you guys do with it!The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade

The Cheyenne is a casual woven shirt or tunic in two views.  The denim and red plaid versions you see here are both View B and feature a dropped collar-less neckline with a shaped half placket.  The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade

These were both done with the 3/4 sleeve and optional sleeve tab in a tunic length.  You can also make View B with a long sleeve and traditional shirt placket and in a slightly shorter shirt length.The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade


View A is a standard collared button down, perfect for dressing up for work and going out or dressing down with flannel like this cute buffalo plaid version!

The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade

The Cheyenne features gentle curves on the side seams to accentuate and flatter a woman’s body while still maintaining an easy casual shape.  All interior seams are sewn with a French seam so the inside of your Cheyenne will be just as beautiful as the outside!The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade


Because there are no bust darts, the Cheyenne is perfect for stripe and pattern matching.  The pattern works for busts up to a D cup and has tips for altering the pattern for larger bust adjustments without adding a dart.  If pockets are a concern for you, you can leave them off or opt to only add one.

The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade

For a fun twist, use the markings on the pattern pieces to cut the back yoke, button placket, and pockets on the bias!

The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade

Or just make up a chambray version, perfect for all occasions.  Throw it on with some great skinny jeans and earrings and you’ve got yourself a comfy, easy, and stylish outfit.The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade

The Cheyenne can be dressed up in fancier fabrics like cotton sateen or georgette, or made casual with a soft flannel plaid or cotton shirting.  The versatility of this pattern will make it a workhorse in your pattern stash!The Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Handmade


Celebrate the release with us by saving 25% on the Cheyenne Tunic this weekend, no coupon necessary!  Sale ends Sunday 12/6 at 11:59 pm MST.  Gather up your supplies because we’ll begin a full sew-along on Monday!

And be sure to check back in tomorrow for a round up of all the Cheyennes made by our lovely testers.  There’s some serious inspiration in there that you won’t want to miss!


{My gorgeous model is Allie from IndieSew.  Big round of applause to her for posing like a boss and also providing the photography equipment and editing!  The beanie she’s wearing is the Delia Beanie pattern from Named Clothing which can be found on the IndieSew website.}

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9 thoughts on “The Cheyenne Tunic

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    December 4, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Cute! Do you have a size chart and technical drawing? I don’t see one on the pattern page.

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      December 4, 2015 at 8:04 am

      Ha, we must’ve been on the site simultaneously – just uploaded it!! Sorry about that.

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    December 4, 2015 at 8:21 am

    I have been so busy I haven’t been able to make one yet but I love this top. The tunic version is my all-time, favorite, classic style. If I had a hundred of these it wouldn’t be enough. Love Allie’s versions too. They look fantastic.

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    Victoria B.
    December 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    I’ve been looking for a pattern like this specifically so I didn’t have to try and hack a half-placket. It’s too confusing to do on my own, and I’m visual learner! I’m definitely purchasing and will try to make a size larger than usual since I’m expecting. Love the pattern–can’t wait to add it to my stash!

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    December 4, 2015 at 10:57 am

    Heart eyes, heart eyes, heart eyes!!

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    December 4, 2015 at 12:31 pm

    Any options for maternity? I think it would be awesome for maternity and nursing needs!

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      December 4, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      You could certainly slash and spread the front to add a few inches for View B tunic length! I might do a tutorial for maternity sometime – just need to find a pregnant model 🙂

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        December 4, 2015 at 2:34 pm

        that would be awesome 🙂 I am pregnant, and can sew, although not sure I’m model-worthy. lol 🙂

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        December 4, 2015 at 8:20 pm

        I would love a maternity hack! I only have 7 weeks left with this pregnancy, but it would be nice to have the option of something that’s not knit fabric next time around. I’m making sure to get all my end of pregnancy stomach measurements this time around so that next time I know how big I need to make something for it to fit until the end.

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