Scout Woven Tee Camisole

I made a simple top using the Scout Woven Tee Pattern by Grainline Studios. I’ve seen a few versions in blogland and really liked it on others however I have come to the realisation that for casual day to day wear I really prefer the comfort of knit/jersey/stretch fabric rather than wovens.

Sleeveless Scout Woven Tee

I have already made this pattern up in a jersey and it was fine, however when I made it in a woven I had a few problems with fit, mostly due to the fact that I was speed sewing and not really paying much attention to what I was doing so I french seamed the armsyce and then found out it was way too tight plus my sleeve head gathers were uneven. Boo.

Sleeveless Scout Woven Tee

I also decided to add a peter pan collar in an ivory silk I had laying around but did a right royal mash up of it, and after several attempts to get it to sit right I ended up having a tanty and hacking off both the collar and sleeves and finishing it off in some satin bias binding that was also laying around.

So I’ve really ended up with something that looks more like a Sorbetto top as I also added in a small side bust dart in attempt to get a more flattering look.  About this only thing that remains unchanged from the original pattern is the hem line, which falls in a very flattering dip at the back.

Sleeveless Scout Woven Tee

I will probably only wear this with the cardigan you see in the first picture as I am really not a fan of myself in a sleeveless top, so lets call it a camisole and another good practical basic is added to the wardrobe, which makes me happy as yesterday this top was seconds from being chucked in the bin of shame and I was in a real fug about it.

The fabric is a lovely cotton voile from Spotlight.

  • ruralhedonist

    pretty top despite the sewing angst!!

  • pretty top despite the sewing angst!!

  • Gail

    I’ve been thinking about buying and making this pattern, but I’ve come to the same conclusion as you: I really prefer knits for comfort. I do like your top though!

  • I've been thinking about buying and making this pattern, but I've come to the same conclusion as you: I really prefer knits for comfort. I do like your top though!

  • Sharon

    So glad this top survived as it looks very pretty with your cardigan and a camisole is just what you need for comfortable layering.

  • So glad this top survived as it looks very pretty with your cardigan and a camisole is just what you need for comfortable layering.

  • It looks really pretty even though it is not what you intended! I have this pattern but haven’t made it up yet, I prefer knits too! But I bought some cotton/silk fabric a while back specifically for this pattern, hopefully it will be comfortable.