Just another Scout tee. I thought this one deserved a post, though a short one. This past Saturday, J went out to run some errands, baby Jane went down for a nap and I found myself with two whole hours to sew. It was awesome. I finished this Scout tee that's been sitting on my ironing board unfinished since I made my first round of Scout tees. I also started baby Jane's Halloween costume. It's safe to say that it will be something very cute :)
Anyway, this tee. This is another knit Scout. I can't say enough good things about this pattern. It's the perfect swingy tee, but fitted through the shoulders. I did one modification to the pattern on my last knit version (my white tee). I took some width out of the front piece only. Maybe 3/4 of an inch to an inch. So the front piece is noticeably narrower than the back. In this version it's only the lace yoke that has the modified width. I'm thinking that this is a modification I should make all the time. I have a broad upper back which throws off shoulder fit in a lot of things. Taking some width out of the front piece made the shoulders fit better and the neckline sit just right.
This tee is made from two different fabrics. The striped knit actually began life as a dress I bought shortly after giving birth. It was stretchy and had an elastic waist. It was perfect for post baby. I wore it once, washed it and it shrank to an indecent length. Darn rayon jersey. So I threw it in my refashion pile since I liked the striped jersey so much. The tee is extra swingy because I used the skirt portion of the dress almost as is. I did cut up the sides and resew the seams because the stripes didn't match on the dress (!). Now they do. The dress had a high low hem which I kept. I promise I'll stop making things high low soon although I like a hem like this on a top because it covers my butt. I'm always late on the trend bandwagon anyway. I think the shorter hem in the front keeps this top from being really unflattering with all the width The yoke on the tee is a stretch lace from the stash. I drew a line on the paper pattern where I wanted the yoke to be and added seam allowances. I didn't want to mess with hemming the lace so I used strips of jersey to bind the sleeves and the neckline.
And that's that! It's my new favorite tee. It's about time to put the Scout pattern to rest for a little while (six versions so far!) but I actually have one more version in the pipeline. One more, then I'll stop. It's just an awesome, awesome tee shirt pattern.