Since I like to sew things in multiples – each new chance allows me to correct minor fit issues while still fresh in my mind – the Monthly Stitch challenge for April is Sewing Double. Easy peasy!
This is the Scout woven tee from Grainline studio.
The first one is this peach woven rayon. Yummy fabric!
I cut out my size according to the pattern measurements, a size 6. It was very tight in the shoulders and arms, even after adding length between the shoulder seam and armhole.
Since I really wanted to salvage the fabric, I added a panel in the back – a 3″ panel – and it fits just fine now.
I’ll call it a design feature : )
The second time, I reprinted the pattern and cut out a size 10. This is a rayon ikat print from Fabric.com. I think it’s my favorite top of any in my closet right now!
It kinda skims the tummy area and glides over hips. Makes my legs look super slender.
This double +1 version (yes, that’s the third) I used a woven rayon with a scalloped edge. Had to be a bit careful in cutting the length since there was no chance for a re-do.
When sewing this one I was about finished and was pressing it when I discovered there was a tiny flaw in the fabric in the back. Arghhh! Somehow it was missed in the cutting and sewing stages…
Anyway, not wanted to toss the whole project, I reversed the front and back and sewed a pocket from scraps to cover the hole. (I did patch the hole so it wouldn’t spread.)
This makes the back go very low, but come warmer weather it will be fine. Right now when I wear an undershirt for warmth, the undershirt shows in the back. Oh well.
Overall this is a great little shirt and these tees are getting a good bit of wear!
Happy Creating everyone!