Scout Tees and Social Sewing Shenanigans

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completed / Grainline / self-drafted / Sewing / skirt / t-shirt

Red diagonal stripe scout tee

Oh my gosh I have a lot of clothes to photograph and show everyone.  I’ve decided to show this one first because of Red October because October is nearly over and I need to get my stuff together.

So the about the tee – I got this beautifully soft drapey cotton knit from the Fabric Store.  When it was on the bolt I thought it was good ol’ horizontally striped fabric until the shop clerk pointed out the stripes were actually diagonal.  I was iffy on sewing diagonal stripes since I thought it would just look like I couldn’t sew straight, so I was about to leave it until the shop clerk said ‘I think this is Marc Jacobs’.  Next thing I knew I had 1.5 meters of this diagonally striped fabric that I had no idea what to do with.  I am a serious sucker for Marc Jacobs…

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This fabric sat in my pile for a while and I couldn’t figure out what to do with it.  I had all sorts of crazy ideas for it such as a knit Miette skirt or a dress.  I ended up making a simple Grainline Scout Tee because I was running out of days in October to sew something red for the Sewcialist’s Red October initiative, and I haven’t looked back since.

My skirt is a simple gathered rectangle with a waistband and zip.  I wear it a lot because it’s a wardrobe staple, but it’s probably the most shoddily sewn thing ever.  Not putting up detail pics for it!  Let’s just say parts of it are held together by glue…

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About the Scout Tee pattern:  I wasn’t too interested in it when I saw woven versions online, but then I saw a post on the knit version and I was sold.  It’s one of those awesome instant gratification patterns – if you don’t do anything fancy with your shirt you could probably make it in 2 hours.

In other social shenanigans, Zoe from the lovely blog Etsy Addict has started a lovely new social initiative to get more exposure to small, lesser known sewing blogs.  It’s called the Sewing Exchange which is a banner rotation system that offers free advertising to other bloggers.  I’ve placed my Sewing Exchange banner on my sidebar.  It’s a great initiative so get on board!

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