It feels like ages since I shared a finished sewn object here. As usual, I have been more drawn to knitting (and now crochet!) in keeping with the more wintry weather.
This is the second top I've made using Grainline's Scout Woven Tee. You can read my full review of the last one here. The last one was a little looser than my normal style but as it turned out, I've worn it quite a few times with jeans at the weekend and really liked how comfy it is. It's great for layering up under cardigans and jumpers too.
For this one I used viscose from Mandors in a lovely leaf-style print. I did cut a smaller size than the measurements suggested I would need (as before) and this time I added 3 inches to the length. I also made a broad upper back adjustment to the back piece and back of the sleeves (see here for details). Although this adjustment wasn't enough on a fitted blouse like the Sewaholic Alma, it was great for this looser style.
While the drape-y viscose is great for the style, the one drawback is that the neckline now doesn't sit properly when left to its own devices and looks loose, as below:
I presume that this must be to do with a more drape-y fabric as I didn't make any changes to this area from my previous version. The neckline is finished with bias tape so I suppose the weight of this is maybe pulling the neckline down? If anyone has any suggestions for how to combat this I'd love to know as I'm planning another version in a similarly light fabric.
Side view - also you can see how well the back of my new haircut sits. Very pleased with this!
The top is fairly neat inside - I used French seams at the side and shoulders and bound the armholes with rayon seam binding. To be honest, I made a pretty heinous job of this. I find seam binding so tricky but I wasn't bothered enough to re do it.
You can also see the leaf print well here too
The verdict? Overall I'm happy with this top and it's becoming a wardrobe staple for weekend and casual wear. I'm already planning another one.