Scout tee in Doewide.

This is another garment that’s been on my to-sew list for a while.

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It’s the Scout tee by Grainline Studio–a popular top that I’ve seen many people wear and many different versions of. It’s a great beginner project for anyone looking to take on a little bit of garment sewing.

In this one, I used some Doewide plus a little Carolina Gingham for contrast binding at the neck–both in grey/white, both super linear, both right up my alley.

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As with all Grainline patterns, this one is awesome and super professionally drafted and written. Jen (of Grainline) knows what she’s doing, and she also knows what I like to wear.

Adjustments to the pattern aren’t really necessary, but I made a few. First, I lengthened the sleeves as well as the bodice–both personal preferences. I then sculpted the sides and brought them in for a closer fit, although I still kept it somewhat loose for easy movement. I then also added a (small) vent to the hem at the sides. I seem to be into side vents at the moment…

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After the final press, I was very satisfied with the results, but the true love didn’t come until I actually started to wear it–it’s so comfortable(!), and I really like the look. It has a casual effortlessness to it that I know will play out well with many different fabrics.

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2 Responses to Scout tee in Doewide.

  1. maychapp July 18, 2015 at 6:56 am #

    Fabric combo = perfection.


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