Hello all! Today I’m showing off the lovely Scout Woven Tee by Grainline Studio that I made as a silk t-shirt. Did you have fun sewing a blazer last week? Well, this week we return to a (semi) normal schedule. I say semi because the last round of Sewvivor is revealed on Wednesday!
But in the meantime, this top. Last month I had a blogger event to go to, and it was mostly STYLE bloggers. And well, remember my word of the year and how I wanted to apply that to exercise? Yeah, that hasn’t been going so well. Between business and the boys, exercise has taken a backseat. So much of a backseat that I got sore from going to a gentle yoga class last week with my mom. True story.
So, there is the matter of a mommy dunlop, which I have not conquered since Bean was born (and the child’s about to turn 3) and which has gotten bigger since I stopped teaching and spending all day on my feet with no time to eat lunch. Now I eat lunch every day, and often snacks and, well, I eat a lot more. And that means I prefer t-shirts that are not so clingy as ones I might have worn in the past.
Enter the Scout Woven Tee. Now, granted, I could have drafted this myself. But why when it was only $6 and comes in sizes 0-18? And to be clear, I have no affiliation with Jen or this pattern, except that I stalk her blog and instagram. Instant gratification and no drafting? Yes please.
But of course I couldn’t sew it as written. No, I decided I needed to make this lovely top on the bias, for a leetle more drape. Also because I thought this lovely silk from The Fabricker would be GORGEOUS on the bias.
In case you’re not familiar with cutting garments on the bias, it means you place the pattern diagonal to the grain of the fabric, which means the fabric drapes a little more (hugging the girls and skimming over the tummy) and creates the wavy looking hems that you can see on the shirt bottom and sleeves.
Anyways, after sewing up this top (a quick and satisfying project) I had my dear Hubby take photos. Of which there were 5 that were not blurry. And of those five there was ONE usable one (at the top of the post, and just barely. It almost falls in the false enthusiasm category). So I thought I’d amuse you with captioned outtakes of the other 4. Admire the top, not my expressions.
That last one could also be pensive and mysterious, right? RIGHT?