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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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Nesting Boxes: green, blue, botanics and doe.

I also made this set of nesting boxes.

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But I’m keeping them for myself.

Right now, I’ve got them loaded up and sitting next to my sewing machine with all of the very important things that I need to keep close by–seam ripper, screw driver, sewing feet, needles, stiletto, seam gauge, etc etc.


Pattern: Nesting Boxes by Aneela Hoey

Fabric: Doe, Doe Wide, and Botanics in blues and greens.





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Doe Wholecloth Quilt and Doe Wide.

Doe Wide Fabric_Carolyn Friedlander


Also new on the fabric front, is Doe Wide which is a new 108″-wide design. I wanted more wide fabric options to use for backs that were non-gendered or age specific, so I took the bias check from Doe and have it in four colors, carrot, ash, pacific, and black.


While it’s great for backs, I’m also piecing with it too. Here’s a small version of Outhouse that I made up this week. Doe Wide is the background.




Outhouse quilt blocks_Carolyn Friedlander


Because, it’s so versatile (and really soft), I decided that this particular design would also be perfect as a whole cloth project–the grid gives you a bit of structure for any number of designs. You can use it as a canvas for big stitch, free motion, appliqué or anything else you can think up.


Enter, Doe Wholecloth.


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This one I made by tying off with a lots of different colors of perle cotton thread. The texture and color that the ties create is so much fun.


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I also gave my friend Ellen a bit to work with. She used the printed grid as a guide for lots of big stitch quilting with more beautiful colors of bright threads.


doe Wholecloth folded by Ellen


I created a pattern for this that will be up on the Robert Kaufman website soon here. The idea is simple, but there is so much you can do with it.









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