So you may have guessed that my favourite, tried and tested, multi-hacked pattern is the Grainline Scout tee. I’ve made a fair few, and worn them all loads! But my latest one… well… I’m not so sure.
I decided to do a little bit more of a dramatic hack with this one. Not only did I lengthen it, high-low the hem… I also widened the hem for more of a swing top effect. I wasn’t sure how this would work as I have decent sized hips and usually get swamped by those kinds of tops. I tried to combat this by tucking in the waist just a little bit. And from the front, it looks all well and good. It’s the profile I’m unsure about…
It just feels a bit meh. It’s baggy but not really in a good way. I like the length at the back though, this bad boy completely covers my bum and feels very different from the usual scouts that I’ve made.
And the fabric is divine! I love the print so much!! It’s a medium weight viscose with lovely African print leaves all over it. I even bought a few extra meters of it to make a summer dress. I mean… look at that pattern!!
So yeah… I’m just not sure how much I’m going to wear this one. It’s ok, it just doesn’t feel special.