Quick, quick post, my friends. Baby is sleeping. Fingers crossed that she stays asleep while I'm typing this. I was going to do some fancy editing and try and make my photos look seamless. But bah! Those were the things I did pre-baby. Post-baby is a whole new world. Every mom for herself.
I have been sewing a bit. I've discovered the trick to sewing with a new baby is to do quick and simple projects. I actually was working on something rather complicated at the beginning of the summer and when it didn't turn out I for real cried thinking about all the precious sewing time I spent on it. Making something fast is satisfying and productive for those who only have a few minutes to sew. Like moi.
Grainline's Scout Woven Tee, oh how I love thee! Let me count the ways...
Four so far. I was inspired by Sown Brooklyn's awesome, awesome sew along and Stephanie's fabulous swingy tees. I'm back at work as of today (sniff sniff) and I desperately needed a few tops for work. Nothing fancy. I needed some separates that would allow me to pump quickly while I'm at work and wouldn't make me feel self-conscious about my midsection. As much as I'd love to wear dresses right now, it's just not a possibility. For my first version I decided to stick to the original pattern and make it in a woven. I used a cotton lawn from the stash. I cut a size larger than I normally would due to my inflated bust but afterward I realized I didn't actually need the larger size. The neckline gapes ever so slightly and the shoulders sit just beyond my actual shoulders. I took in the sides almost 3/4" on both sides. I will wear this version but it's not my favorite. I'm not sure I'll make this in a stiffer woven again.
Next I made a knit scout. This one is my favorite. I used some rayon jersey I had leftover from my wrap dress and hi-low'ed the hem. I just made that word up. I think this one is my favorite considering how much I've worn it already. My neck binding could be tighter.
Then I made another woven version but in a slinky rayon challis. Check out the back. My attempt at mixing patterns. I'm quite pleased with it. Unfortunately both fabrics I used are super duper cheap and I don't see this tee holding up over time. C'est la vie.
My last version was this spotty stripe jersey from the stash as well. I fixed my fit issues. I went down a size and took some width out of the front piece only. And I scootched the shoulder seam in so it sits on my actual shoulder. My neck binding is much better this time around. It's a winner.
Boom. There it is. Grainline's Scout Woven Tee pattern is awesome. I have another cut out already. And I believe this was the fastest blog post I've every written :) Do my links work? Any typos? No time to check, friends. Now I'm off to try and sleep while this sweet little baby is still sleeping...