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Every single year I make a plaid flannel button up shirt. It’s become a fall tradition! When JOANN asked me if I could make something using their Plaiditude fabrics, I knew the tradition would continue on this year! I wanted to mix things up a little bit this time around and I came up with the idea of using a few different plaids from the very plentiful plaid JOANN line up to create a unique, mixed plaid button up shirt.
I had a lot of fun choosing the fabrics and deciding where to use each of the three plaids. When I finally decided, I laid all of the pieces together on the floor to get a rough idea of the finished look.
These are the three fabrics I used for my shirt:
White and Navy Plaid, Light Blue, Navy and Mustard Plaid, Mustard, Navy and White Plaid (found in store).
Buttons and Interfacing were also found at my local JOANN stores.
I used the Cheyenne Tunic pattern by Hey June. This was my third time sewing up this pattern. (One of my tried and true patterns!). I sewed up the size XS, and straightened out the side seams from the under arm to the hemline for a more oversized look. For the shirt front, I made/drew a line across the bodice 6 1/2″ down from the center front, and added an additional 1/2″ for the seam allowance along the cut edge. I also added 1/2″ for seam allowance along the top edge of the bottom of the shirt.
I also increased the pocket size and placed the pockets where I thought they looked best instead of the following the pattern markings. Lastly, I added 3/4″ in length to the shirt bodice front and back. No other changes were made.
This fabric was great to work with. Make sure to pay attention to grain-lines while cutting out your pieces when using plaid fabrics. It can be helpful to cut out one pattern piece at a time instead of two at a time so everything is straight!
I love the blended look of this shirt! It’s an easy top to throw on with jeans and yet adds a lot of fun to the entire outfit. Did I mention how cozy it is, too?! So. Cozy.
I love this shirt tucked in on one side, or tied up in a knot, too. It would even be cute layered with a t-shirt underneath or a cute jacket on top. I’m telling you, everyone (everywhere) needs a good button up shirt in their fall wardrobe!
Thanks for reading along! For fun, I’ve linked my past fall button up shirts here, here, here and here. Happy fall sewing!
5 thoughts on “Mixed Plaid Cheyenne Button-Up”
This is SOOOO cute. I am a beginner is this to difficult for me?
I think you could totally do it. One thing I love about sewing is how we can constantly learn and increase our skill level! Even better, Hey June Handmade has a sew along series that goes along with this pattern and to make it even easier (her instructions are fantastic and easy to follow as it is). I’ll leave the link here for you, just scroll down to Cheyenne Tunic, step one to begin. And never forget Youtube for even more visual help if you get stuck on any steps or certain techniques. The satisfaction that comes from trying something new is so satisfying- even if it’s not perfect. My first button up shirt I made a few years ago didn’t turn as well as it could have but I learned so much! Good luck!
Awesome. Excited to get started.
Hi Sara I really love this shirt pn you it is really cool and I love the colours the whole thing works really well. I love your style!
I’m finally catching up on comments, sorry for my late reply. Thank you so much for the kind words! Happy sewing!