If one does a search on the internet can see many different versions of the Grainline Scout Tee. Scout Tees made of the suggested woven fabrics but also a few made of jersey fabric as well. Besides changing the fabric you also can see altered necklines, Peter Pan collars and Tunic versions. I’ve even seen versions with a breast pocket. I couldn’t resist to do some alterations as well. My Grainline Scout Tee two fabric version is made of woven and jersey fabric. Crepe for the front and sleeves and jersey for the back.
At the begin of 2018 Ann and I did our first ‘swap’: The Seven House Toaster sweater #2 versus the Named Talvikki sweater. This first swap let to this swap. The LMV Odette Top is very populair in the Netherlands and Belgium. LMV is now also available in Engeland. Perfect for as choice for Ann. She decided that I would make the Grainline Scout Tee.
Grainline Scout Tee two fabric version – the stitching
After some measuring I printed size 6. I altered the neckline into a boatneck shape. This boatneck is finished with on the bias cut tape using the overlap method. The crepe fabric is stitched with white yarn and the jersey fabric with black for a polished result.
My Scout Tee was finished, I pulled it over my head and standing for the mirror I realised my version was missing a breast pocket. After making two welt pockets in skirts this time a rectangular welt pocket with the opening showing the black jersey fabric that was used to make the pocket.
Costs and Time
Costs: pattern $14.00 (€ 12,03); printing and assembling € 2,50; fabrics € 15,00; yarn € 4,00
Time: pattern alterations and making boatneck bias tapes 30 minutes; cutting, stitching and finishing 7 hours
My experience with the Grainline Scout Tee two fabric version
The Grainline Scout Tee was released in 2011. Using matching yarns is time consuming but it gives a beautiful effect but the changing between both yarns. It also means more sewing time and perhaps something not all seamstresses are willing to do. Adding a breast pocket when the Top is finished was a great idea but takes patience.
The Scout Tee is a great Top and my black-white version suits with lots of clothes that are already in wardrobe. Using the jersey fabric for the back was a great idea: it makes the Top more wearable for me. Please take a look on Ann’s blog as well to see her version of the LMV Odette Top.