Monday, 30 March 2015

Refashion using the Scout Tee

I have made another Grainline Studio Scout Tee, this time with a difference. This fabric had a life as a completely different garment before it came into my possession.




My very generous friend gave me a bag of clothing to go through before sending it to the goodwill. I found this tunic/dress made from a beautiful silky viscose with a lovely drape.

Original rtw garment
The armscyes were huge and not bra friendly.
The fabric felt lovely so I decided to make a top out of it. Using the Grainline Studio Scout Tee pattern as a base, I managed to refashion this tunic into a much more wearable garment.

Front and back cut on fold. I reshaped the neckline.
I eeked enough fabric from the black shoulder straps for the neck line binding, but I didn't have enough fabric for the sleeves. Luckily there was another plain black T-Shirt in the bag that provided the perfect fabric for the sleeves.


Unfortunately, there was not enough fabric to pattern match the side seams. I did make sure to centre the black spots on both the centre front and centre back.


I opted to keep the black band around the bottom of the top, as it was in the tunic. This created a neat fit at the hips, allowing the fabric to drape loosely around the body.


This has been a useful addition to my wardrobe and it feels good to breathe new life into an otherwise unwearable garment.


Happy Sewing

30 comments:

  1. This is so much better than the original. Black and white spots are always smart.

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    1. Thanks Andrea. The black spots are actually on a beige background.

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  2. I love what you've done with this - such a vast improvement on the original, and who would know that it wasn't bought from a high end store? Well done indeed!

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    1. Thanks so much Sue. This was such an easy refashion.

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  3. You have turned a not so marvellous dress into a really lovely top. The plain black sleeves are the perfect touch.

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    1. Thank you Kathy. My lack of spotty fabric has led to a design feature with the black sleeves.

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  4. This is lovely!! A perfectly versatile top, congratulations on the redesign ;)

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    1. Thanks very much MaciNic. I have already worn this top several times and it works well with a skirt or black pants.

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  5. I love your new top! Refashioning is very satisfying. This whole outfit is very flattering on you:)

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    1. Thanks Angela. It is a good feeling to be able to make a garment wearable again.

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  6. Really nice job on refashioning .

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    1. Thank you MaryEllen. Simple but effective.

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  7. WOW!!! This is beautifully done!!

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    1. Thanks for the big Wow!!! Nakisha. Much appreciated.

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  8. Love it! What a great job you did.

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  9. That's a really beautiful re-fashion....

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    1. Thanks so much Marina. Sometimes the simplest things turn out well.

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  10. Excellent refashion! It looks so good on you.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Beverly.

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment Sharon.

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  12. What a wonderful new life you have given that fabric. Love your top.

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  13. This is a lovely outfit on you. I like the original garment, but yours looks much more wearable!

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    1. Thanks kbenco, I appreciate your comment.

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  14. Wow, that is one beautiful refashion. Well done!
    www.LovesSewing.com

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    1. Thank you Aromagal. Sometimes it's the simple things that work out really well.

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