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. 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. 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!
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. 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!