First scout your peacock - a pattern review
I am possibly one of the last sewing blogger in the blogger-sphere to try out Grainline Studio's Scout Tee. (For those whose heads are buried even further in the sand than mine, Scout is a loose fitting tee made from woven rather than jersey fabric), Its not so much that I wasn't aware of the Scout pattern, I'd seen lots of versions online, I'd even had the pattern for a while, but I hadn't got round to trying it.
Earlier in the year, when looking for a quick sewing fix, I thought I would give it ago. I had just enough peacock fabric left over from this dress, and I thought it might work well. I flew through the construction of the top which is very simple, and that was very satisfying. However, I made a mess of attaching the neck binding, and put the project aside in a huff.
Last Friday evening, while tidying up my sewing room, I unearthed the incomplete top from the bottom of a pile of half finished projects and items in need of fixing. Deciding that I had gone so far with the project that I ought to finish it, I did.
I have to be honest I wasn't completely convinced with the top when I'd finished. But I wore it round to a friends on Sunday and she reassure me.
I didn't make any changes to the pattern, and the instructions were very clear. However, if I were to make it again I would probably make the top a little bit longer. I did the narrowest hem I could manage but I still think that it could be a longer. I would also probably use a fabric with a bit more drape in it. The peacock fabric is an African waxed one, and it is on the stiffer side.
Will I make it again, with this changes? Yes, I I think I might. It is a very easy and quick pattern, so very satisfying. Plus, it uses only a small amount of fabric so a good way to use up odd pieces in my stash. Plus, as this version show, it can take a bold print and as my stash shows I do like a bold print.
Deadly tshirt - it's a really good pattern - haven't made it myself yet but might need a few of these for the summer.ReplyDelete
I'd recommend it - very quick and satisfyingDelete
I love that top a lot! :)ReplyDelete
Great top! I am always encouraged by your admission that you do sometimes have difficulties getting a project to work - rip back a completed garment, put something aside "in a huff" and so on. Your finished projects are always so amazing and so professionally finished that it could otherwise be discouraging to more lackadaisical crafters such as myself. (Time to get the machine out and clear up all those projects languishing in MY sewing basket!)ReplyDelete
Thanks, I certainly wouldn't pretend that my sewing is all smooth sailing, as K will attest there are sometimes some very choice expletives to be heard issuing from my sewing room :)Delete