Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

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!

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

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.

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.

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

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?

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

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.

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

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.

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee

Happy 2014 (kind of crazy and exciting that it is already the new year)!

Lace Color Blocked Scout Tee


  • Jenya

    The top is lovely, and you don’t look a bit like you are walking in a curtain 😉 What a clever way to re-use a curtain though! Love it!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Jenya! I was looking hard for an inexpensive way to buy lace. It’s pricey on the bolt!

  • Shino

    Love this Scout! Beautiful. I have Scout Tee pattern and love it. This is really great pattern and has much option to customize.. I have to make some more!

    • Teresa

      I can’t wait to see your Scouts! I can’t believe I held off for so long to buy the pattern! I can see many more Scouts in my future!

  • Anna

    this is just so beautiful!!! you look amazing and I love all the changes you made to the pattern. I’ve got to make one soon!

    • Teresa

      You are making me blush Anna….thanks! I just bought some fabric that would be perfect for my second round at the Scout!

  • Angela

    So cute! I love what you have done with the curved hem. I am dying to make a scout now!

    • Teresa

      I can’t wait to see when you make a Scout! Seriously, I don’t think there is a bad version out there…it’s a great pattern!

  • Monica

    Oooh, I really like the lace/woven combo. I have got to nail down some patterns to just sit down and make already! Great inspiration going on here…!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Monica! I love seeing when you sew for yourself….can’t wait to see what you sew next!

  • Amy Mayen

    I’ve never even seen the scout tee! How am I so out of the loop?! Your top is gorgeous, and teenagers liking it means it really is a cute as we (old people) think. Fabulous!!

    • Teresa

      I am almost always out of the loop, you’re making me feel kind of cool for being in the loop….ha!

  • Kelly

    You look so pretty! I love this Scout, I have lace for 2 more of these but now I am considering color blocking…very nicely done :) Happy New Year to you and your family!!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Kelly! I can’t wait to see what you make next! I’m always a little envious of the lace you find, they are amazing!

  • Ericka

    I have been toiling with a lace blocked Wiksten, but you may have convinced me of a Scout instead. Your version is lovely!

    • Teresa

      Ooh…a wiksten tank or tova is on my pattern to buy list! Lace anything is great!

  • Sally

    Hey! When I saw this amazing lace colorbloacked tee over in the flickr group, I thought it looked a little familiar 😉 I absolutely love that you used lace and that green color is just perfect! I may have to copy this shirt straight out! :) Also, how have I never seen your blog – you make some amazing, modern clothes that I would love to have in my closet! Definitely following now!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Sally…I want to make many, many more Scouts!

  • Stephanie

    That is gorgeous! I love the green and lace pairing.

    • Teresa

      Thanks Stephanie! I think this is the first green, green shirt I own and I am loving the color! I need to look for more fabric in this color!

  • Stacia

    I really like your fabric combination! Lovely work!

    • Teresa

      Thanks Stacia! I’m so glad I tried working with lace….definitely going to have to do it again!

  • Heather Feather

    Ooh I love it! The lace fabric is gorgeous and perfect blocked with the green! Now I want to make one for myself!

    • Teresa

      I can’t wait to sew with lace again!

  • Abby

    Ooh, I love this Teresa! The green and lace are such a great combo, and it looks fabulous on you!

    • Teresa

      Green is a color I need to add more into my closet. This is the first green top I own!

  • Tracy

    I love your colour blocking. You’ve chosen the perfect place to split the pattern.

    • Teresa

      Thanks Tracy! I was worried about figuring out where to split the pattern! And I was glad when it worked out!

  • Ren

    I love this! Saw it on the group Pinterest board, You Sew, You Flew. And I never would have known you pulled a Sound of Music with the curtain if you hadn’t said so. It’s great.

  • Audrey

    This kind of top would be perfect for Challenge Create: Adult Edition week 2! Did you see the themes? Why don’t you plan on sewing along, we’d love to have you!

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