Spring! Time to revisit the Grainline Studio Scout Tee. I made it a couple years ago and kind of moved on. Yes, it was hard looking at all the Scouts that were being sewn and reviewed back then. But without a bust dart, the tee just didn’t fit me well. Other patterns beckoned.
A few days ago, I was going through my white blouses (my favorite color for tops) and decided I need a couple more. Something in a cool cotton, but with a bit of a sleeve. Lightbulb moment – why not work on the Scout Tee.
Adding a bust dart is really easy. Slash 3 times, spread, and cure – the Fit for Real People method. The pics below are from a tutorial on BurdaStyle, which uses the same method.
The sleeve alteration is easy as well. Jen has a tutorial for it on Grainline Studio! My new sleeve is 15″ long, measuring from the top shoulder notch, and includes a 1.25″ hem allowance.
|Fabric: Paper White cotton broadcloth shirting from Fabric Mart. The skirt is a cotton jersey tribal print from Girl Charlee. And the pink hat is from CVS!|
I really like this cropped look for summer skirts and pants. Other things happening…changes in the garden (with help!). I’ve been slowly filling in the ‘warm’ end of the garden – 3 additional areca palms, a couple epidendrum radicans ground orchids, heliconia, and flax. I also put 11 philodendron bipinnatifidum in front of the fence. Funny, the birds don’t like the white fence – but the philo’s will be big and full in no time. This is Florida!