Musings of a Seamstress

For the first challenge we were given the Scout tee from Grainline Studio to make.  The catch was that we had to make it unique.
Grainline Scout Tee
 No making it as the plain basic tee it is.

Musings of a Seamstress

 To start I took the line art from the pattern and started drawing different ideas for how I could change it up.  I have a few other versions that I will be trying in the future, but for now this is the version I settled upon.

Musings of a Seamstress

For the front I added a faux pleat to the center front with 3 white buttons near the top.  I also drafted a Peter Pan collar, which I had never done before.  I did also add 3″ in length since I prefer my tops a little longer than this one started at.

Musings of a Seamstress

I decided to split the back to create a yoke and then added a box pleat to the lower portion for a little more backside room.  The sleeve is the only pattern piece that I did not make a single change too.

For this top I used 1.25yds of a lightweight woven cotton, from the stash, that I got last year in a Fabric Mart mystery bundle.  I also used scraps of white cotton from who knows what previous project.

I really like this top!  It is so different from what is already in my wardrobe right now!  It will be great to finish out the summer in since it is so lightweight.  I also think it will pair fantastically with a dark blue cardigan, meaning I am now on the look out for the perfect one or the perfect fabric to make one.  I think this top will work great as a casual top but I should be able to also pair it with some dressier trousers and my future cardigan for a more business casual look.

If you like my version please vote for it by going here.  You can vote today and tomorrow for mine or any of my awesome competitors!



  1. Oooh, I like that you manipulated the actual line drawing and redrew it on the computer. Fancy!

    I have a fondness for yellow and grey together, so big {{hearts}} for your fabric choice. This is such a cute design, with the peter pan collar and the faux placket/pleat.

    1. No worries! I didn’t win this challenge but I am through to the next round and that is a okay with me! Keep an eye out Tuesday for my next garment!

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