While the blog has been quiet over the past couple weeks, I have been busy sewing! I first want to show you my Scout Tee! I purchased this pattern when Jen was having a black Friday deal. Every single Scout I have seen I have absolutely loved, so I knew this pattern would be a great one to add to my stash!
My shirt was largely inspired by two Scouts I’ve seen, probably my favorites! First, I love Sally‘s color blocked Scout! So that’s where my Scout plan started. And then, I have loved every single lace Scout that Kelly has sewn . So I looked through my stash for two fabrics to mix together to make my lace color blocked Scout Tee.
The green cotton is from a skirt that I sewed way back when I started this blog. That circle skirt was great, but I wasn’t thrilled with the waistband. It was cut straight (not curved) so I never thought it sat on my waist just right. So a new life was destined for it, and I can tell you that I love it so much more as a shirt.
The lace was actually from a thrifted curtain. That made me incredibly nervous at first. Would I look like I was walking around with my grandma’s curtains? The first time I wore this though, two teenagers told me that they liked my shirt. Phew, that was all the reassurance I needed that it was okay to wear old curtains! Actually, if Julie Andrews did it, it has to be okay, right?
I’ve worn this shirt a few times already and I LOVE it! I see many more scouts in my future! So, want to know the details of the sewing? Sewing with lace is actually not scary at all. In fact, I would put it at much easier than slippery chiffon, easier than knit, and just a little trickier than sewing with a woven. It has a little stretch to it, which is the only thing that complicates it at all.
I french seamed all of my seams, including the arm holes. I didn’t know how that would turn out, but it is actually great. I followed Jen’s tutorial, and I loved it so much I’m trying it again on another shirt I am in the middle of sewing! I only modified the pattern by color blocking the top, and adding a dropped curve hem in the back.
Happy 2014 (kind of crazy and exciting that it is already the new year)!