New favorite T-shirt Alert!! I’m not much of a jeans and T-shirt kind of girl. But out of the t-shirts I do have… about half of them are stripes. Theres just something so chic about a striped tee that instantly elevates a casual outfit.
This cute & simple peplum tee was made with the Scout Tee pattern from Grainline Studio. The pattern is drafted for woven but Jen has this great tutorial on how to add a neckband for knits. I’m pretty pleased with how my neckband turned out as I’ve only done one or two before. I used my twin needle to stitch down the seam allowance around the neck and it turned out quite nice. I used my serger for all of the construction on this top except the hems, where I used my twin needle. I cut a size 0, and did not have to make any adjustments for fit.
I chose this pattern for this project because since it is made for wovens it’s a looser fit which I prefer in a tee. I was inspired to do this hack after seeing Jackie’s self drafted peplum tee. Again I just love the loose, casual fit and I’m forever a fan of a peplum
The fabric is a super soft jersey from Style Maker Fabrics that I got quite a while ago. I usually try not to buy retail fabrics, but I had a gift card that I won from an instagram challenge a while back and of course had to indulge. I love Style Maker for their curated selection of quality apparel fabrics. I dont think this one is in stock any more, but here is a similar one they currently have. Again this fabric is soon soft! When I ordered it I didn’t really have a plan for it but as soon as I felt it I just knew It needed to be a simple tee.
As you can see I made several adjustments to the original pattern. First, I lengthened the sleeves to elbow length. I dont know why but I’ve been loving this sleeve length lately. for me, its either elbow or cuffed short. I just sort of eyeballed adding the length to the sleeve on the pattern piece. Second, I addedthe peplum by simply shortening the pattern where I wanted the seam line to be. Then, I was only working with one yard so once I had everything else cut out I just cut one long strip as wide as I needed for the length of the shirt and as long as I could possibly get out of the remaining fabric. I probably would have liked it to be a little more gathered but this is as good as I could get with the fabric I had. Lastly, I of course had to add a little pocket, which I cut on the cross grain for added interest.
I love the way this came out. I would totally make another one, and I think it would be super cute in a plaid!
SKIP TO THE END?
Pattern: Scout Tee – Grainline Studio
Size Sewn: 0
Fabric: Stripe Jersey from Style Maker Fabrics
Difficulty: Very Easy!
Adjustments: Lengthened sleeves, added peplum & pocket
Finishes: Serged to finish & construct
Time: < 2 hours
Sew it again? Absolutely! I can see this becoming a go-to when I need more tees
See it in action here:
Have you made the scout before?