Another Scout. Obviously.
I made this a good couple of months ago. No pattern alterations, other than an inch in the length. Due to the nature of the fabric, it drapes pretty well, but it’s not as floaty as my silk Scout. A lot heavier.
The material is a crepe-y sort. I bought it second hand at Snooper’s Paradise in Brighton, hoping I could get a dress out of it. I wasn’t being very realistic. It feels very nice to wear, but did stretch out a lot whilst sewing. So far it doesn’t stretch during wear, but Im keeping my eye on it.
And secondly, another Hemlock.
As for the construction, I added an extra inch in length to the top half. As much as I like my first version, I feel that the colour-block seam hits me at a weird place. This one is just below my waist and looks better.
I had one issue with the neck binding, but that was my own foolishness, not paying attention to the amount of stretch of the merino, and underestimating, and then bodging it in anyway. When I come to use this fabric again, I will cut a new (wider) band and re-insert it.
As I’ve said before, I love Grainline Studio patterns. They are such well drafted patterns, and make such easy to wear, professional looking garments. I cannot wait to see what treats Jen brings this year.
Anyone else got a huge Grainline crush?