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Market Day Chambray

chambray scout tee I can’t seem to get enough chambray in my wardrobe lately. I made the Archer shirt in a polka-dot chambray, am working on a pair of red chambray Thurlow shorts, and just completed this Scout tee in a light blue chambray with multi-color flecks throughout. I decided to liven it up with some neon yellow/green top-stitching. Laney in chambray scout tee I made a few alterations to the pattern; I lengthened the hem 2″, I lengthened the sleeves 2″ and cuffed them, widened the neckline 1″ at each shoulder seam, and added a pocket whose finished measurements are 4″ by 5″. I finished all the interior seams as french seams, including the set-in sleeves. There is a fantastic tutorial on Grainline on how to french all your seams. knotted scout tee I am beyond delighted with the fit and comfort of this top. It’s just boxy enough to be effortless and casual, but not so boxy that your shape is lost in an excess volume of fabric.

And now it’s my (Katy’s) turn…

With Laney banging out fabulous chambray shirts right and left you know I”m going to get in on the action too. And what better occasion to show off your newest creation than the SoWa Open Market on a gorgeous Sunday. Farmer’s market, food trucks, vintage, art, and crafts, oh my!
Chambray Eucalypt

Everyone around Grey’s Fabric has been snapping up this dotted chambray so fast that I missed the first bolt and had to wait for Sarah to restock. This fabric was worth the wait soft, light, and perfect for sticky Boston summers. My tank dress, affectionately named the sack, is made from Megan Neilsen’s new Eucalypt pattern. I really loved this pattern on Sarah and scrambled to make my own. If it is possible for a sewing project to be quick and easy this is it ladies and gents, two pattern pieces. I added minor fuss, tis my way, with frenched side seams and bias binding around the armscyes and neckline. Belted Eucalypt I’m not use to wearing items quite this boxy, but I love the nonchalance of such a silhouette. Miss Moss, one of my favorite style blogs, has been featuring many loose silhouettes lately. I guess we have the Olsen twins to thank for bringing boxy back. Revisiting Megan’s store I notice that the Eucalypt is much shorter on the model, presumably she is taller than 5ft 2in. Should I shorten mine, what do you think?

PS Laney has entered the Scout Tee Sew-Along Challenge. Good luck Laney!


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8 thoughts on “Market Day Chambray

  1. Katy, I vote to keep the length as-is, I think it looks perfect! I made a dress similar to this a few years ago using the Sorbetto pattern & have to say that this super-simple floaty/ loose style is just about my favourite. Cute, but so easy to throw on when it’s too hot to bother doing anything else. Love the shoes in your market outfit too by the way :)

    • I’m so glad you like the length. I have a horrible time convincing myself to alter garments once they are finished. PS the platforms are from Target, but last summer unfortunately :(.

  2. Laney – I love the contrast top stitching and the additions of the cuffs and pockets and the wider neckline looks great!
    Katy – that dotted chambray is gorgeous and the dress looks great. I think it looks perfect the length it is, and it means you don’t have to worry about any indecent exposure mistakes!

    • You raise an excellent point, if you shorten a loose dress like this you may be asking for trouble. One gust of wind and you’ve got an embarrassing moment on your hands.

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  4. I think you girls are fantastic. I just found your site and you’ve inspired me to get busy. I haven’t sewn for years but I used to make everything I wore. So I’m wanting some funky things I don’t find in the shops and my thrifting adventures lately have been a little disappointing, in terms of sensational finds. So thanks for all the inspiration. From Ventura, CA.

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