Another Scout Tee

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This will be a quick post. It’s common knowledge that everyone and their dog love Grainline Studio’s Scout Woven Tee pattern. I’ve made it up as-is twice before and used it as a base to make a cool tulip back top so I won’t go through all the regular in-depth details.

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Normally it’s an easy pattern to whip up. Only three main pattern pieces and some bias at the neck.

But I decided that it would be a great idea to do this top in silk charmeuse.

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Miss Lulu found this remnant, about 2.5 yds in the sale room at a fancy fabric store in Dallas the last time we went up and we decided to split it. But you can’t make much with barely more than a yard of fabric so…. Scout Tee!!

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This fabric is pretty soft and thin. I didn’t want to use my serger on the seam allowances so I decided to go with French seams.

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Hmm, French seams on shifty charmeuse with only 1/2″ seam allowances (and no spray starch to help, I’m out!) – not my best idea. But I did it anyway. The curvy armholes were the most difficult but somehow I got it done!

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I did tiny baby hems on the sleeves and bottom of the shirt. The only minor problem is that I really should have stay stitched the neckline before adding the bias facing. It kind of sticks out a bit because the very edge of the neckline was stretched slightly when sewing the bias. Oh well, because who cares? Not this girl!

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So I’m pretty satisfied with this top and impressed at my ability to make something much more difficult than it ought to be. It’s a simple but pretty shirt that dresses up jeans or pairs well with my new Ginger skirt. Now I’ll just wait and see if Miss Lulu gets the same idea and makes a Scout Tee with her share of the same fabric. Then we’d be twinsies again!

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Oh, and Justin’s been doing a pretty damn good job at picture taking lately. The last three posts were taken by him. Why can’t you be home more often in the afternoons when it’s light out? Taking the tripod out in the back yard is soooo boring…
  • lisa g

    i think i’ve loved every scout tee i’ve ever seen. such an awesome pattern! very cute, and a great use of that small yardage of silk!

  • This is so gorgeous, that fabric is lovely! I’ve managed to keep wearing one of my scout tees right through my pregnancy and it’s still so comfy – definitely a winning pattern! Your photos look great too – the afternoon light is great.

  • sallieforrer

    Gorgeous top – and gorgeous pictures! I sure do love a scout tee! Especially one in silk charmeuse… dreamy! Could I ask you – what is the fancy fabric store in Dallas? I have to head that way this weekend and was thinking I might sneak in some fabric perusing…

  • It’s so pretty! And such a pretty fabric needs only a simple pattern to set it off :)

  • Roseana Auten

    Great iteration of the Scout. You win the one-yard challenge.

  • Sownbrooklyn

    Scout is the pattern that keeps on giving!! I love this dark floral version!!

  • Love the scout in the charmeuse :) And yep, le boy’s photos are lovely!

  • Simply beautiful. I love a silk tee! I came very close to cutting out my own silk scout tee last night, but decided on a different pattern last minute because I really need to trace off the scout a size smaller. Now I’m wishing I had stuck to the plan!

  • pootleandmake.wordpress.com

    Beautiful fabric, this looks lovely on you.

  • thank ya!

  • a silk tee feels so so nice! you’ll find more fabric and make a scout, i’m sure of it. ;)

  • thanks! i’ll let him know ;)

  • yes! scout is the best

  • thanks! all the scouts i have are totally comfy. i love that pattern and so does everyone else, it seams.

  • thanks lisa! yeah, it’s a great pattern to get creative with or even just show off a cool fabric.

  • Jessica Christian

    gorgeous fabric and I love that pattern too! perfect tee.