Fishy Scout Tee

Here it is!  The ever-popular during MMMay16 fishy Scout Tee!  I wore this shirt at least five times over the course of MMMay since it paired so so well with a pair of jeans!  I actually received this fabric by mistake (I ordered a polka-dotted double gauze) but it was a happy accident!  The fish print is just so fun, the double gauze has the right balance of flow & structure, so it made for a great top.  

I hadn't made the Grainline Studios Scout Tee pattern before, but it is a great pattern for a boxy woven tee.  I had been looking for a pattern like this to whip up some nicer tops to wear with jeans and skirts to work since I'm lacking in the me-made-tops department.

This pattern is super quick to sew up, and doesn't use a ton of fabric!  Great for stash-busting and using up smaller cuts of fabric.  You even can get away with less fabric if you use store-bought bias binding.  The fish print is from Charley Harper - the same designer for the peacock print fabric I used in my Nita Wrap Skirt

I chose to add cuffs to the sleeves, and for some stupid reason decided they needed interfacing.  This made the cuffs a bit too stiff, and they've puckered in the wash.  Oh well!  Lesson learned.  I do really like how the cuffs look though, so I'll probably add them (sans interfacing) on any future Scout Tees I make (there's a couple in the queue!).  Also, after washing some of the neckline binding came un-done, so I just have to go back and fix that... eventually.

I've already made one other Scout Tee in a stripey linen, which was great for the few stinkin' hot days we had at the end of May.  At the rate I'm going, I'll have that one blogged in September :P

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