This is another garment that’s been on my to-sew list for a while.
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.
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…
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.
Fabric combo = perfection.