Scout woven tee in yellow gingham

I made a new top! It’s a t-shirt pattern designed for woven fabric, from grainline studios.

Scout woven tee in yellow gingham

Here’s the details:

Pattern: Scout woven tee from grainline studios, which you can buy here

Material: (Allegedly) Paul Smith yellow gingham from Fabrics Galore, left over from my sunshine dress.


  • I added a pocket, because of my sick compulsion to add stupid tiny pockets to everything.
  • I put three lines of shirring just below the shoulder seam line.
  • I folded my neckline bias binding to look a bit like faux piping, which is not in the instructions.
  • It was tiny bit too big, so I tapered in the sides quite a lot. I sewed a 8, next time will prob go for a 6.

Sadly we have not suddenly sprouted a graffiti wall in our flat, these photos are from a bike-ride down the canal to Victoria Park.

I really like this pattern. It’s very customisable and it’s QUICK, coming in at just 2.5 TAL units*. If  you put a seam down the back, as I did, you can make it with a tiny amount of fabric.
* ie. I listened to two and a half This American Life episodes while cutting out and sewing.
I love the drafting on this with the slightly forward shoulder seams. The sleeves are just a tad too puffy for me, but that’s mostly down to my material, which is a fine but very crisp shirt fabric.

Hopefully this will be the first of many. It’s perfect for those special patterned fabrics that need a simple pattern to really show them off. Highly recommended.


5 thoughts on “Scout woven tee in yellow gingham

  1. shivani April 16, 2012 / 9:16 AM

    nice basic – love the gingham. and the pcoket (useless, perhaps; fab, YES).

  2. gingermakes April 15, 2012 / 8:53 PM

    Super cute! I’m dying for a Scout top (or two)!

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