My First Woven Tee

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I recently picked up a copy of the Scout Tee pattern from Grainline Studio and made my first woven tee. I love how simple it was to put together, even if I did make my version more complicated by picking a wool coating that needed to be lined. But, hey, it will make a great layering and transitional piece for fall/winter.

wool scout tee

wool scout tee

I’ve decided that my next version of the tee will need to be taken in to a smaller size at the top. My hips are wide enough that I want to keep that width at the bottom, but the neckline was a little wider than I wanted and I had quite a lot of extra fabric around my chest, so I’ll be making some small alterations. Fortunately, since this is a print at home pattern, it will be an easy process to reprint and make those changes to my cut pattern.

wool scout tee

Do you make clothes for yourself? What type of adjustments do you usually make to a standard pattern?

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  1. anna in spain on September 8, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Looks really good! All the comfort of a eased T-shirt with all the snuggly warmth of coating. The belt really goes well with it, too, and changes up the look a bit. (And BTW, you have the sweetest smile. 😉

    I finally got all my hubby’s sleeves shortened, I can now go back to handquilting the baby quilt.

    • Andrea on September 8, 2014 at 8:28 am

      Thanks Anna! I’m so glad that I don’t ever have to adjust my husband’s sleeves. I just don’t have the patience. Of course, I’ve never managed the patience to hand quilt anything either.

  2. Amy on September 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

    What a beautiful top! I really like it with the belt. I only sew clothes sometimes. I’m not real good when it comes to making alterations on clothes. I like to sew accessories, especially bags or things for the house. I’m much better at altering those patterns!

  3. Julie on September 8, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    I love the fact this is a more substantial fabric. Looks great, especially with the belt. You could also layer it with a long sleeved top as the weather gets cooler.

    • Andrea on September 8, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Julie! I am hoping to layer the top with other shirts for the fall and winter. I think it will be perfect for that about the time of year that it’s not quite cold enough for a winter coat.

  4. M-R @ Quilt Matters on September 16, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Beautiful! It’s been almost 20 years since I made any clothes for myself…and I’m still smarting from the experience. LOL! Way to go! Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

    • Andrea on September 17, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Thanks so much! I actually enjoy the process of making clothes. It’s a nice change from quilting, which I need every once in a while.

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