Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic & Fumeterre Skirt

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

This is the final outfit from my Make 9 2019 outfits.  And since it’s outfit #7 that means there are 2 that I didn’t complete.  More on those at the end of this post.  This outfit is a Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt.

Skirt Outfit Skirt Fixation plans to sew in 2019

This was the original plan:

Top Pattern: Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Patterns

Top Fabric: Cotton Lawn by Windham Fabrics

Skirt Pattern: Kendrick Overalls by Hey June Patterns

Skirt Fabric: Raisin Twill from Style Maker Fabrics

Jacket Pattern: Joy Jacket by Chalk and Notch

Jacket Fabric: Tencel Denim from CaliFabrics

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

After drooling over Sara’s pussy bow Cheyenne Tunic, I knew I was going to sew one too.  The pussy bow (or lavallière if you’re French) is a very classic style.  For the most part, I followed Sara’s tutorial, but made my ties slightly narrower and just extended the collar stand.  I would recommend following her tutorial instead, because the angle of the ties isn’t quite right, but it’s only noticeable when they are not tied…which is not the way it’s intended to be worn anyway.

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

The fabric is a stunning cotton lawn from Windham Fabrics.  This is from the Botany collection by Kelly Ventura.  It’s out of print now, but you may be able to find it on Etsy.

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

The buttons on this have a slight texture to them and are perfect!  Picking out buttons for a project is part of the fun, right?

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

As you may have noticed, the skirt plan changed.  Quite a bit!  I sewed up the Kendrick Overalls skirt here.  This was partly because I REALLY fell in love with the Fumeterre Skirt by Deer and Doe patterns.  Actually, it was Aria who made me take the plunge and buy it because after drooling over it for months and months, when I showed it to her, she wanted one immediately.  Done.

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

The fabric we used is a brushed twill in the color raisin (love that name!) from Style Maker Fabrics.  It’s simply delicious!  As you can see in the photos, the skirt stands out from the body due to the weight of the fabric.

Pussy Bow Cheyenne Tunic and Fumeterre Skirt sewn and review by Skirt Fixation

The angled pockets are one of my favorite parts of this skirt.  Because, POCKETS!  This fabric is on the heavy side, and so the finished skirt has an old English riding skirt vibe.  Which I love.  I wear this skirt every single chance I get!!!

And the Joy Jacket from the original plan.  Yeah, no pictures because it still hasn’t happened.  The poor muslin I made (to check the fit before sewing the jacket) just sits in the corner getting dusty for over a year now.  I really DO want to sew this pattern.  Someday.  And I’ve vowed not to use the tencel denim fabric for anything else.  So eventually!

Now onto the final 2 Make 9 outfits from 2019.

Skirt Outfit Skirt Fixation plans to sew in 2019

Top Pattern: Cheyenne Tunic by Hey June Patterns

Top Fabric: Chambray from Raspberry Creek Fabrics

Skirt Pattern: Sandbryce Skirt (a mash up of the Sandbridge Skirt and Bryce Cargos both by Hey June Patterns)

Skirt Fabric: Khaki Stretch Twill from JoAnn Fabrics

This one will be bumped to my Make 9 2020 plan.  Because I know I’d wear it and wear it and wear it.  Watch for the Make 9 2020 plan coming soon.

Skirt Outfits Skirt Fixation plans to sew in 2019

Top Pattern: Phoenix Blouse by Hey June Patterns (already made and blogged here)

Top Fabric: Poly Crepe from Indie Sew

Skirt Pattern: Salida Skirt by True Bias

Skirt Fabric: Gray Corduroy from Style Makers Fabric

Vest Pattern: Lonetree Vest & Jacket by Indie Sew

Vest Fabric: Tencel Twill from Blackbird Fabrics

The other outfit probably won’t get sewn in 2020.  I’ve thought about what I wear and what I need, and I’m not sure this vest would get worn enough to justify the time spent on it.  And since the Salida Skirt I sewed here doesn’t get as much wear as I’d hoped (due to the fit) I’m not sure I’d like the fit of the longer version.  And midi skirts just don’t see that much wear from me.   But I did sew that Phoenix Blouse in 2018, and wear it often.  So partly a success?

But I do own the fabrics I intended to use for these garments, and as I’m trying to sew through more of my stash, watch for them in future blog posts!

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Audrey, a mom of 9, sews and blogs at Skirt Fixation, your home for everything skirt related! There's lots of other sewing goodness too...after all can't leave the boys out of sewing adventures! She also designs and sells pattern through Project Run & Play.

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