I have to admit it, I’m a little behind with blogging about items I’ve finished. I recently blogged about ideas for the Grainline Studios Scout Tee pattern and I have finished one and almost completed another. For this version I took inspiration from some of the colour blocked T shirts I have seen around in the shops and I decided to create chambray yoke.
For the yoke I used indigo chambray I purchased on esty ages ago and some left over Liberty Lawn which I bought from mandors possibly 4 years ago! I did a little bit of Pinterest research and decided to finish the yoke just under the arm hole and change the design from my original idea to use the chambray for the sleeves too. I debated this in my head for ages and in the end went with my gut and opted for the chambray, sometimes these decisions can be so tricky! Another tricky one was deciding where to take the liberty lawn up to on the back and whether to continue the chambray all the way round. In the end I decided to use the liberty for the whole back panel and I think works well.
Since completing the top I have worn it on a couple of sunny sprong days and I am really pleased with the finished result. Here I am wearing it on one such sunny day!
I love the shape of the hem line but wish I had made the top a bit longer. The fabric is lovely, but a little see through hence the white top underneath. But to be honest I often layer up tops.
The fabric annoyingly crinkles when I sit down along the front of the hem, which you can see in the first photo. I love the design it’s a graphic floral (I don’t usually wear flowers) I think I’m attracted to the bold primary colours.
I have to say I like the inside of my top almost as much as the outside which makes me smile.
I used French seams my go to method and the liberty lawn for the neck line binding. I also tried out a new rolled hem foot for the hem. Look at the results –
It was a little bit fiddly to get the knack of it at first. But it works so well and I love the look of the really fine hem, especially on this light delicate fabric. Hemming is one of the sewing to dos I like the least, so using this foot is a great tool for me! It also allowed me to keep some of the valuable length by not wasting fabric on a big hem.
Next on my sewing list is finishing off my chambray tee and making up my vintage pledge muslin. I also have a little list of items to share on the blog 😀
What is your favourite way to hem? Or do you have any useful wee tricks to share?