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A Scout I’m not sure about

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!!

I also left the sleeves off this one, I just finished the armholes with some bias binding (my favourite).

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.

You can see how convinced I look about it!


5 thoughts on “A Scout I’m not sure about

  1. Looks really special, love the shape, the fit and the fabric. I’m one of those who doesn’t like the tops of their arms (obviously you don’t need to worry about yours) otherwise I would be making this one over and over again!


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