Thursday, April 17, 2014

Minerva Blogger Network: Scout tee

Pattern: Scout Woven Tee by Grainline Studio
Size: size 4
Alterations: a 1,5cm FBA; I altered the back as explained under here.
Fabric: a navy polycotton with flowers from Minerva Crafts.

After a couple of disastrous projects for the Minerva Blogger Network (one turned out so ugly I didn't even show it, the other one needed some major editing), I needed to make something very simple and fast. Some instant gratification for my ego.

Enter the Scout Tee by Grainline! This loose fitting top needs very little fabric, no extra notions and very little time from cutting to finish. Not to mention, like all of Jen's patterns, it's masterfully drafted and has great instructions.

So I just picked one of my favorite prints from the polycotton section, of Minerva a tiny floral print on a dark blue background (although I regret not going with polka dots!) and I was well on my way. I cut a size 4 and did a 1,5 cm FBA.

But I couldn't just leave this pattern alone! I decided to add a split back for added interest and I used this tutorial. The split ended up being a little too deep for my personal taste (my bra would show when I would lean forward), so I ended up sewing the split down to the point where the panels meet. If you are going to attempt this yourself, I would recommend starting the slit at the armholes instead (like Dixie DIY does here).

And voila! I know have a cute new casual top for warmer weather! If you too are in the mood some instant gratification, here you can find the kit to make this tee.

In other news related to Minerva Crafts, did you hear about their AWESOME meet up in June? I'm extremely sorry to say I won't be able to attend (I work weekends), but you can read all about it here.
ModelloScout Woven Tee di Grainline Studio
Taglia: taglia 4
Modifiche: FBA di 1,5cm; ho modificato il retro come spiegato sotto.
Tessuto: un misto cotone blu con fiorellini di Minerva Crafts.

Dopo un paio di progetti disastrosi per il Minerva Blogger Network (uno così brutto che mi sono rifiutata di bloggarlo, l'altro ha avuto bisogno di grosse modifiche per diventare portabile), avevo bisogno di fare qualcosa di veloce e semplice. Il mio ego necessitava un po' di gratificazione immediata.

Ed ecco arrivare la Scout Tee di Grainline! Questo top ampio richiede poco tessuto, zero merceria e poco tempo da quando lo si taglia a quando lo si indossa. E come tutti i modelli di Jen, è disegnato benissimo ed ha delle ottime istruzioni.

Perciò ho semplicemente scelto una delle mie fantasie preferite dalla sezione del misto cotone di Minerva, un blu scuro con fiorellini bianchi (anche se mi pento molto di non essere andata con dei pois!) ed ero già sulla buona strada. Ho tracopiato una taglia 4 e ho fatto un FBA di 1,5 cm.

Ma non potevo lasciare questo modello così com'era! Ho deciso di aggiungere un'apertura sulla schiena per aggiungere un po' di interesse usando questo tutorial.
L'apertura era un po' troppo profonda per i miei gusti (piegandomi in avanti, si vedeva il reggiseno), perciò ho cucito i margini insieme fino al punto in cui le due parti si incontrano.
Se volete fare anche voi una modifica simile, vi consiglierei di far partire l'apertura dalle ascelle (come fa Dixie DIY qui).

E voila! Ora ho un nuovo top casual per la stagione bella!
Se anche voi siete dell'umore per un po' di gratificazione istantanea, qui potete trovare il mio kit per fare questo top.


  1. very cute! love the split back, i have to remember to do that sometime. this is one of my favorite patterns, a great alternative to the knit tee!

  2. He Scout is one of my favourite patterns. This is a hack that I will need to try. Very very cute!

  3. Oh my goodness! This is just adorable. I'll have to give this a try!

  4. Oh how pretty! At first I thought it was just going to be another basic scout t, but you totally jazzed it up lovely.

  5. i love this alteration and had on my to do list, loved your version. I wouldn't be going either as i will be In Brasil.

  6. Very cute! I love the scout tee, and the back detail is just lovely!

  7. By an amazing coincidence I have this afternoon just finished my own Scout T, definitely the first of many! I love the back detail of yours, and have some ideas of my own I can't wait to try out.

  8. Very cute top but I agree with you and think a polka dot version would have been killer.

  9. Really, really cute! I love the back alteration!

  10. I love the Scout Tee, and this back alteration is great! Motivated to finish one that's in the UFO pile ;)

  11. The back on this top is so lovely. Thank you for the inspiration!

  12. super cute! I love the back split!