Scout Tee by Grainline Studio
The super fun and easy Scout Tee is just what I needed to make with this beautiful voile sent to me by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness! The Scout Tee is great for woven and knit fabrics, has a fantastic fit, and is easy to sew. At Sew Dayton, we order some of the most striking patterns; Grainline Studio is just one of the many independent labels we carry.
Two years ago, I made the Tiny Pocket Tank from another Art Gallery Fabrics voile and loved everything about it! We decided to start carrying Grainline Studio patterns at Sew Dayton Needle, Ink and Thread because we wanted designs that are great staples for your wardrobe and comfortable yet fun for the beginner seamster to sew up.
The links above will take you directly to the PDF pattern! You can buy it right off the website and Tape it together.
I used Art Gallery Fabric cotton voile called Bous Trail Warmest, which has 100% cotton and is 52-53″. Designed by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness, a fabric line is called “Fantasia.”
Sara did a call out for sewers, asking for help sewing some samples up with her beautiful new line of fabric. I chose to make my first Scout Tee with her material, and me over the moon and honored to help out.
Metrosene color 0536 Poly Thread – great color for the little hint of green in the fabric.
Making the Scout Tee – Let’s Get Started
Scout Tee – Purchased at Sew Dayton ($16.75)
Pattern Tracing Time: 35 minutes
Cut time: 30 minutes
Sew Time: 1.25 hours
- 2 Yards of Fabric – Pattern calls for 1 5/8, Size 6 in 54″. Used the beautiful fabric sent by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness
- Sewing Machine & Serger
- Size 11 Microtex Needle
- Metrosene color 0536 Poly Thread
- Sewing Pins
- Measuring Tape (for sizing)
Here are the pattern fabric suggestions: Light to Medium weight fabrics such as cotton, silk, lawn, voile, chambray, charmeuse, crêpe de chine, or wool crêpe.
Pattern Difficulty: Beginner
First thing first, make sure to prewash your fabric. This fabric is 100% cotton; it did shrink a bit, about 1/2″. I usually wash it with a worst-case scenario, hot water wash, and medium heat tumble in the dryer. I know that if it gets hung up with the other clothing, I do not have to worry about extra shrinkage.
Next, I measured my bust, waist, and hips per pattern, Choosing a size six from the finished measurements.
I prefer to trace my paper patterns, this allows me to do any alterations to that pattern, and I still have the original. I like the peace of mind. It will enable me to trace patterns, retrace, and not freak out if I need another size and the pattern is already cut.
This pattern has five pieces; two sleeves, front, back, and bias tape.
Seam Allowance is not the typical 5/8″; it’s a 1/2″. Always check the instructions about seam allowance, especially when sewing an indie pattern. They do not always follow the standard 5/8, which could make your finished garment not fit as planned.
The construction of this garment is very straightforward; the pattern instructions are easy to follow with excellent illustrations.
This pattern is a fun and easy pattern to have in your collection. It’s the perfect amount of casual and fun! It will be fun to make out of stretch knit next time!
Highly recommend any level seamster to try this pattern out; there are many ways to embellish the overall look.
Dress it up or dress it down; it’s a great staple pattern to own!