The “Scout’s Honor” Woven Tee

The "Scout's Honor" Woven Tee

My shirt looks rather off white in some of these photos. I promise you, it IS yellow!

Scout’s honor!

The "Scout's Honor" Woven Tee

The Facts
Fabric | A basic, lightweight woven cotton. 1.5 yards for $5.97. Fabric.com called the print “retro trees” but my oldest son The "Scout's Honor" Woven Teethinks that they like dandelions ;o)
Patterns | Grainline’s Scout Woven Tee (Jen is offering 15% off patterns right now)
Year | Current.
Notions | Thread.
Time to complete | About an hour, including cutting.
First worn | To pick up a stack of free French books with the kiddies.
Wear again? | Yes! I’m not crazy about this fabric, but it was the only yellow I had. I was also skeptical that it would look good on once I finished it, but I really like it.
Total price | I used a yard of the fabric and the pattern cost me $6.50 (less 15%), so about $10. I expect to use this pattern a lot, woven tees have incredible fall wear potential, so the cost of the pattern is negligible. I refashioned the shorts last summer. They’re much more wearable at this length.

The "Scout's Honor" Woven Tee

The "Scout's Honor" Woven Tee

My Scout has a shaped hem (and NO bias binding on the neckline, it’s the devil ;p). This was necessary for two reasons. One, my front and back hems didn’t match up. I think this was due to my printer running out of paper partway through printing. After I added paper, I ran off the missing pages. I may have forgotten to deselect auto rotate when I restarted it. I also went against my gut and didn’t taper the side seams as much as I normally would so that the shirt wouldn’t sit on top of my hips.

IThe "Scout's Honor" Woven Tee

The size 0 was more than large enough for my small upper body, but I was worried about it looking too boxy with the extra fabric, so I was conservative in my tapering. It worked out because I love the hem feature, it makes room for my hips and the fit is pretty awesome!

I have my oldest daughter to thank for today’s pics. My children have become my go-to photographers!They are always so jazzed about helping me show off what I make! This area was PACKED with people lunching, smoking and lounging. I had no fear or awkwardness stopping to take these flicks! Hell, I even spoke on camera this weekend and did not have an attack of nerves. Don’t let anyone tell you that sewing doesn’t boost confidence!

The "Scout's Honor" Woven Tee

I’m glad to be back here at the Sew Weekly!! My machine drama completely threw off my groove! I had 1000+ unread posts in my Google reader and I watched way more TV than I had in a long while. I’ve missed my weekly sewing routine, which apparently affects the groove of the rest of my life!

I used up all of my mojo last week sewing up Promaballoona frocks. But that effort, and my great Saturday afternoon craft date with David and Goodwill, reset my inner creativity clock. I’m back in the saddle again and looking forward to next week’s challenge!

Author

Nettie

Wanett Clyde is a wife, mama of four and library school student that manages to cram a lot into her days. She loves books, writing, creating, the color purple, sarcasm, summertime, staying up late, anything British, BROOKLYN(!!!), and her family.

14 Comments

  1. Such a cute shirt. Looks super comfortable and love the yellow .LOoks great on you.

  2. Yeah! Nettie is back! Good to have your sewing mojo back. This is a T that will get a lot of wears. I know you not crazy about the fabric but it really looks great in the photos. I’m just glad your back sewing, I totally agree it can effect your moods

    The blue sculpture makes a great background. Great photos!

    • Thanks, Krista!! The fabric grew on me as the done went on. It was very comfy to wear, too.

      That was the first time I saw that sculpture! I pass this area often, but the bus I take goes around it, so you miss all the cool additions.

  3. hey Nettie! I think you would look fabulous in any color. I seriously need a good T pattern. I loved your prom dresses and am finally following your blog-takes a while for me-I just started texting last month.

  4. Very cute! Looks like a versatile little shirt.

  5. Cute t-shirt! The color looks really good on you. I like this pattern a lot and might actually buy it.

  6. You look fab in everything, great top Nettie.
    Glad to hear you’re back on track, love your Instagram feed, F-U-N!
    I learnt something great about Google reader yesterday, you may already now but I’ll tell you anyway- go to Goodies and drag the NEXT button up on to your browsers toolbar, click it and it goes through your feed showing everybody’s lovely blog layouts instead of the stagnate look reader offers. Handy huh?

  7. Thanks so much, Kazz!! I love instagram! I’m glad you gotten some enjoyment out my pics.
    You know, I did know that about google reader, but I TOTALLY forgot! Thanks for the reminder!

  8. Cute tee, Nettie. I am a big fan of yellow. It looks so happy. Many people can’t wear it, but you look lovely in it. I had to check out your links and found that you are a very busy sewer and crafter. I admire your artistry.

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