Scout Tee

A review of Scout Tee


Reviewed by MenloMakes on 2nd December, 2017

The Scout Tee is such a simple pattern, but you can tell a huge amount of work has gone into it to get the perfect fit and drape.

I’ve made five versions now, all in the US 10, and it really is a versatile top.

My first make was a white linen version, which is just perfect for summer. Its such an easy top to wear and goes with everything.

Versions two and three (photos below) were out of cotton lawn, again perfect weight and drape for summer or for layering under jumpers.

Version four is a blush suede version for evening wear, and looks perfect with skinny jeans. I opted to underline the faux suede to make it more luxurious and silky next to the skin.

My final (for now) and most favourite, is a version made out of Nani Iro linen. I adore this fabric with its light shimmer, but it was a little to sheer for my liking. To make the colours pop, I underlined the top in black cotton lawn. This has made it a lovely weight for the colour weather, and I think it will work as an evening top.

With all versions I french seamed the sides and shoulders, as well as the arm holes. On my second and third makes I wasn’t brave enough for grading back my seam allowance whilst doing the French seams, so have been very conscious of that on all other makes.

This is such a versatile top, and looks great tucked into a skirt or worn casually with jeans. I didn’t need to make any pattern alternations, and will definitely be making more of these in the future.