Perhaps this top looks a little familiar to you? Probably because it looks exactly like the version that Jen sewed up for her tutorial on how to turn the Scout Tee into a Madewell-inspired top. What can I say? I'm a total copy cat. But imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? If so, I hope she considers herself truly flattered.
Well, let's start at the beginning and talk about how this top came to be. I know that I've mentioned it before, but I'm trying my best to work with what I have in making new garments this year. That certainly doesn't mean that I haven't bought new fabric or new patterns in the last 9 months, but that does mean that I'm trying to be a bit more thoughtful in what I do purchase and that I do my best not to jump on all the latest crazes. It also means looking at patterns in new ways to see how they can be altered slightly to make garments with different design features. The fantastic thing about this project though was that all that work was done for me thanks to Jen writing a couple of posts about how to reconfigure the Scout Tee into this lovely garment. She did a great job writing out a tutorial on how to alter the pattern and all I did was follow her directions (which were lovely - as usual). I love the curved hem and the cuffed sleeves on this version, not to mention the split neck. Three little modifications that make for one awesome new garment.
Oh, and why All Grainline, All The Time? Because I happen to also be wearing my favorite Grainline Maritime Shorts. A fully handmade outfit? Yes, please!