Sewing Triple: Scout Tees

I’m Katie — nice to meet you! I normally blog over at Umbellularia Designs. I’ve been lurking around this community for ages, but this is my first post here. For Amnesty Month, I’m going back to April’s challenge — Sewing Double (or triple, in this case)!

The pattern I’ve doubled (actually tripled) up on is the Scout Tee from Grainline Studio. I love this pattern — the simple and clean design appeals to my sense of style, it can be made dressy or casual with different fabrics and details, it’s simple to sew, and it fits me nicely with minimal alterations.

Here’s the first Scout I made, back in April. The only alteration I made was to lengthen it by 1/2” — otherwise it fit perfectly.

The rayon fabric I used also had the most adorable print ever, if I do say so myself.

Cute, no? I also used French seams on the whole thing, which I was pretty proud of — here it is inside out so you can see them.

I loved this blouse and wore it lots, so I knew I needed to make more. I made my second Scout in June, out of coral rayon.

I decided it needed a little something extra, so I added the pocket from Grainline’s Tiny Pocket Tank pattern.

By the way, I never would have picked out this color for myself before doing the Wardrobe Architect Project and consciously thinking about the color palette of my wardrobe and which colors look good on me. Even while I was sewing it up, I kept thinking, “this is ridiculous. This is way too bright!” But now that I’ve tried it, I really like it!

I finished my THIRD version not long after (although I didn’t get around to blogging it until about a week ago…). I decided I needed a more dressy Scout, and I figured basic black would fit the bill.

I lengthened this version an extra 1/2” or so. I also trimmed just a smidgen off the top of the sleeve caps, to reduce the ease in the sleeves, and I actually really like the results. Having less ease made the sleeves WAY easier to set in (no gathering stitches needed!), and the finished sleeves look sleeker and less poofy, and are much easier to iron. I haven’t noticed any negative effects — it doesn’t effect my range of movement or anything like that.

(BTW, yes, that is a sewing machine necklace! 🙂 )

Well, there you have it, Monthly Stitchers! For more details on these makes, check out my original blog posts for the owl print scout, the coral scout, and the black scout. Thanks for reading!

12 thoughts on “Sewing Triple: Scout Tees

  1. Such cute shirts! I especially like the coral one 🙂 I had a similar color realization recently – I’m drawn to more muted earth tones, but I think I look better in bright colors and jewel tones. The Wardrobe Architect series has been great for fashion revelations!

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