A New Scout Tee For Me. Whopee!


I feel like I've had a bit of choice paralysis lately. 

So many patterns.  So little time. 

<< for the record, that would be a temporary tattoo on my arm.
I'm sure you can guess who my "tattoo" artist was>>

So it's a bit odd that when I'm having a hard time deciding what to make next I go back to something that I've made two times before - the Scout Tee by Grainline Studio.  I think I was drawn back to this pattern though because I knew that because it's a fairly simple top it would really let the fabric shine which was perfect for this Anna Maria Horner voile that I've been itching to cut into.  I mean, look at the color of this fabric?  Gorgeous.  Even my four year old things so which obviously makes it true.  I also chose this pattern though because I know that it's well-drafted and includes great finishes which results in a fantastic looking garment (And by "great finishes" I mean no facings.  Blah!  I hate facings!).  Plus, the previous two Scout Tees that I made are now way too big on me thanks to my ever-shrinking reduced-nursing chest so it was definitely time for a new Scout Tee.

<<sure I could have ironed this shirt before taking pictures, but what would be the fun in that?>>
For this one I cut out a size 2 but added some length to it since I typically like my shirts a bit longer.  I also chose to french seam the side seams and I made my first attempt at french seaming the sleeves which I 'm going to go on the record as saying was a huge pain in the butt.  The first one was a bit of a hassle but went in beautifully and I was so proud of myself.  The second one was also a big hassle but it went in far less beautifully and there are still some tiny puckers at the top of the sleeve.  As always, I'm hoping that people will be too distracted by my ridiculously bright top to notice the teeny-tiny puckers.  And if they do notice them - well, puck them (Yes, that would be my second sewing-related cuss word.  I'm on a roll, people.  A roll.).


  1. Oooh, that looks fab! I wish I could donate boobage for your reduced chest, mine are so ridiculously big, it makes it challenging to make things that fit well :o/

  2. This is lovely - it will be so lovely and cool for summer

  3. I love it! And yes, puck them! Ha!

  4. This looks great, I love that fabric. I really need to try this pattern, I bought it but haven't had a chance to make one. I can definitely relate to the post-nursing chest shrinkage, unfortunately :)

  5. This is such a great style on you - and yes I share your hate of facings. Puck 'em! I just had a bolt of that very fabric roll up on my doorstep, for the shop. I hope our customers love it too!

  6. Love it! Beautiful fabric! And it makes perfect sense to me that, when faced with gorgeous fabric, you go with a TNT pattern that you know will look great. Sounds quite intelligent, really!

    PRAYING for post-nursing shrinkage over here (the fact that I'm still nursing full time is probably not helping, but still, this is ridiculous). Like, I don't care how saggy they are, I just want them SMALLER, DEAR HEAVEN. (Sorry if that's TMI.) Seems the grass is always greener! I have lots of friends who would gladly trade with me, and I with them. :-)

  7. It looks so great!

  8. It looks great...I really need to check out this pattern. Just looks like a go-to, I agree. I have this fabric in blue, and sewed up little skirts with it, which remain sad and unloved in the girls' closet. I think I need to recycle them into something that is more likely to be worn, your photos are reminding me how great it is!!!

  9. The fabric is a gorgeous print. Nice choice.


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