Yet another Scout
August was another month that came and went without me touching my sewing machine. It happens. But the NEED as been creeping in and last weekend I cut out several projects to set myself up for a long weekend full of sewing. and today, I broke in September by finishing not one, but two garments.
This tee is actually the second item I made. But the first was much more time consuming, it was a new pattern, and the fabric deserves some spotlight, so I'm waiting until I have time to take good pics before I post it.
But since I've made (and posted!) many, many versions of the Scout before, I figured some quick hanger shots were fine. I don't see myself falling out of love with this pattern anytime soon. In fact I have another one cut out already!
Because I've made this pattern so many times before, I like to tweak it a bit sometimes. I've done split sides, added a skirt, and I have a plan to add a ruffle hem to one soon. For this one, I decided to add a seam down the back, and add a button closure at the top. It's not really functional since the neck of the Scout is open enough to put over your head, but it is pretty cute. It also has the added benefit of letting me do the neck binding in the flat without a lumpy shoulder seam.
With the Scout, there are a few things I always do, construction wise. I always do French seams on the shoulders (and usually topstitch them down for a bit of extra strength). I always do he neck binding and sleeves flat, and hem the sleeves before sewing the side seams up. These steps make construction go a little faster and easier.
It may seem odd that I'm making a voile t-shirt when many bloggers are starting to talk about coats and winter clothes. But it stays hot here well into November so I'll get plenty of use before we get to sweater weather. Overall, another great wardrobe option courtesy of a Grainline Pattern. I'm starting to think that my wardrobe will be 100% Grainline and Vogue patterns a couple of years from now. I'm planning some sewing for vacation this winter (we're planning a trip to Iceland in December. I finally have a reason to buy some flannel!), and my list is 100% Grainline so far. It's going to be an Archer/Linden assembly line up in here. Jen's patterns truly cannot be beat for wardrobe basics.
Pattern: Grainline Scout
Fabric: Lasformas Voile by Leah Duncan
Have you made any TNT patterns lately?