Friday, November 29, 2013

Sea Scout




 I have given in to temptation, I have to admit!  I have been admiring the Scout Woven  Tee by Grainline Studios for quite some time but really couldn't justify buying such a simple pattern when, if I just got organised, I could draft my own.  In the end I just gave in and used time constraints as my excuse, along with random thoughts of using up leftovers.





I am glad I actually went with it.  I taped the pattern in front of the tv last Friday night and made two on Saturday.



I cut the pattern to size 6, according to my measurements but actually, could have gone down to a size 4.  I made no changes to the pattern.  I found my binding maker a godsend yet again for making the narrow facing.




As luck would have it, my chosen fabric, a very light weight cotton lawn from Fabric.com, is quite forgiving of an oversized top.  I wore it to Corsair Bay on Sunday which was a very summery day.  Because the style is loose and boxy, it is lovely to wear in the heat and the sleeves afford sun protection from the savage Kiwi sun.



There will definitely be more of these.  I am keen to try it in something crush resistant that I can take on holiday with me.



Now, Lara of Thornberry and I must have been communicating telepathically recently because look what turned up in my blog feed today!

On a side note, there is a little photo bombing going on here.  I wonder if you can work out who!

11 comments:

  1. It looks lovely. I am really considering getting this as well, as the pull on woven top has grown on me.

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  2. Love your fabric and the t-shirt. I'm sure I could make good use of this pattern too for a change from knit fabric tops. You certainly have some stunning locations around your neck of the woods too.

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    1. Thank you. What I like about this top, is it is also work appropriate unlike a tee shirt.

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  3. The benefit of this top is I can wear it to work tucked in to skirts. The harbour is a pretty spot on a summers day.

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  4. This top looks perfect for summer. I love the way it is just a little 'blowsy' for the air to circulate! And lawn is so lovely and soft to wear. Looks great. Cheers, Karen

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    1. Thank you. I love anything that is made of cotton. It wears so well and is lovely and cool.

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    1. Funnily enough, this is actually one piece of border fabric.

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  6. What can I say! Great minds think alike!

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    1. Yup. When something is this easy to make and wear, it is probably no surprise it is popular.

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