Well One Week One Pattern is over and I made it through the week! Thanks to Handmade Jane for hosting this year! It was actually easier than expected and I think choosing the Grainline Scout tee gave me a lot more versatility. Here’s what I wore:
Broderie Anglaise Scout with Denim Megan Nielsen Kelly Skirt
I like this top, although I don’t think i’ll wear it tucked in again as it makes me look really short-wasted. I saw a girl earlier in a white top which had scalloped edges along the hem and sleeves, this gave me the idea to add a scalloped broderie anglaise trim to this top, I feel it needs something and that might be it!
Black sparkly knit Scout
This fabric called to me in a kinda ‘ooh sparkly’ way! It has a lovely drape to it and even though I rarely have occasion to wear sparkly tops I had to have it (I got some in a Chartreuse Green too). I had wanted to see how the Scout tee looked in a knit fabric and it worked really well. I spent the day purging wardrobes and sorting uniforms but really enjoyed wearing this around the house!
Knit Scout tee with Colette Zinnia Skirt
Another knit Scout although in a much finer fabric. This turned out to be quite sheer so I had to wear a came underneath. Not quite sure that the Zinnia is working for me here though, there’s a bit too much fabric going on in that skirt.
Sparkly Scout tee (again) and Grainline Moss Mini
I think this is my favourite outfit of the week. I’ve hardly worn this Moss skirt since I made it but it was really comfortable and I think it works well with my short stature. I will wear it more often now and maybe make more to wear with woolly tights through the winter.
Green embroidered Scout with Miette cardigan
This is my favourite Scout and has been worn a lot. It’s a lovely fine pale green cotton with cream embroidery. Wore it at work with my old faithful green Miette cardigan and jeans.
Blue Voile Scout and Chambray Hollyburn Skirt
This Scout gave me the most trouble while I was making it, it’s a silk and cotton blended voile and very fine. I used French seams throughout, the side seams and the neck binding went together ok but I really struggled setting in the sleeves. I had a couple of puckers but there was no way to unpick them without completely ruining the top. I think I was rushing to get it finished and should have left it until the morning but you know how it goes! Anyway, I finished the sleeves the best I could and you can’t really notice the puckers (but I know they are there!) Again this was a very sheer fabric so I wore a slip underneath to preserve my modesty!
Black and cream Scout tee and purple Miette cardigan
Another well worn Scout, it’s a polyester fabric and a little bit slippy. I added satin bias binding to the neckline as a contrast and also to stabilise it a bit better. Worn with my other faithful Miette.
And so there you go. I’ve really enjoyed this challenge and it’s been wonderful seeing everybody else’s outfits around the blogosphere, kinda like a mini me made May! I think it’s really tested the versatility of this pattern, it’s worked well in a variety of fabrics. I love the knit versions, especially the black sparkly one, this will probably be my go to TNT t-shirt pattern now.
Did you join in with OWOP and if so how did you get on? How well did your pattern work for you?