Tuesday, May 17, 2016

My Handmade Wardrobe : Cotton+Steel Scout Tee


For awhile now I have wanted to give garment sewing an actually go. I've made skirts, but at the beginning of the year, I knew I wanted to really give it a try.

So I purchased the Scout Tee from Grainline Studios and then it sat. Well about a month ago I actually decided to sew up a practice tee. It came together so quickly, but I needed to make a few minor tweaks to the pattern, mainly I wanted to lengthen the shirt. Well I finally made another Scout Tee.

When Cotton+Steel released their Bluebird line, I just knew it would make a perfect Scout Tee. My favorite print, Mystery Food was perfect! I love those octopi. 

I do love how quickly this pattern comes together, with just four pattern pieces it doesn't take long to cut out and sew. Even with disruptions from kiddos, stopping for snacking, I managed to sew this one up in an afternoon. 


It is nice to take a break from quilty projects and sew up a garment in an afternoon. Most of the time it takes me days, if not weeks to get a quilt top done. So a fairly quick sewing project is a nice change of pace. I have a few more Scout Tees in my future and maybe a few knit garments as well. But for now I will enjoy my new shirt, just in time for the weather to hopefully warm up here in Michigan!

Linking up with Lorna from Sew Fresh Quilts for Let's Bee Social, Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation for Needle and Thread Thursday

4 comments:

  1. Nice! With all the #memademay posts on Instagram I've been getting the garment sewing itch. Your tee looks so comfy. I need to check out this pattern. Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I have been loving the #memademay posts as well! They have finally gotten me to give another go at garment sewing, plus it is nice to have a relatively quick finish when compared to quilts. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Thank you for putting an effort to published this article. You've done a great job! Good bless!

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  3. Well, yeah, hopefully warm up. Brr. Maybe this weekend? I went shopping for spring/summer tops earlier this week, but my heart wasn't in it because it was cold. And I couldn't find what I wanted, so once again, I "settled." Maybe I need to rethink sewing some tops. It's neat that garment sewing has made such a comeback. I like how this pattern looks on you, so I will definitely keep it in mind.

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