I've seen lots of great versions of the Scout Tee
Sewing Pattern by Grainline Studio
, and as a result of this I was very keen to try this sewing pattern out for myself!
This woven tee has capped sleeves and gently curved hem at the back, making it a great wardrobe staple. For my first make I chosen to use one of the nani IRO double gauze fabrics, Saaaa Saar Rondo Yuunagi, the idea being that the simple shape of this style would let this painterly striped design take centre stage.
Instead of using self fabric bias binding for the neckline I chose to use a solid navy for an added internal detail. This is a great modification too if you're a little tight on fabric. I followed the Grainline Studio tutorial on bias facings to achieve a flat bias neckline, with easy to follow step by step instructions and photos it really is helpful.
The Grainline Studio sewing patterns generally have a 1cm seam allowance. As this pattern is so straightforward I decided to French Seam both the side and shoulder seams. This will give a really neat finish on the inside with no frayed edges.
This style really does come together quickly. With the side seams done, the next task is the sleeves. With a little easing these go in nicely.
With the sleeves in, all that's left to do are the hems, which again are really straightforward and the binding round the neck.
I'm really pleased with this pattern, although it's a simple shape, it's still really flattering, and because it's so quick to make it's a style that I'm sure I'll be making again and again.
In fact, I liked it so much, I've already started a version using the Metallic Oyster from the Yarn Dyed Essex Linen Range by Robert Kaufman! The simple shape of the Scout Tee means that the fabric can take centre stage, I can see this looking great made up in lots of the nani IRO printed fabrics, the difficulty is deciding which one to choose!