Outfit of the Week - 14 December 2015
Our 'Outfit of the Week' for 14 December 2015 is Grainline Studio's Scout Tee with Burda's 6981 trousers! Get 10% off these patterns until 12 pm on Monday, 21 December 2015. Find the patterns (and all the coordinating fabrics) at the bottom of this page.
If you're looking for a basic T-shirt/blouse pattern, Grainline Studio's Scout Tee is a great choice! With 68 reviews on PatternReview.com, it is a popular pattern. It is also well-reviewed, with 94% of reviewers giving it a positive rating. As for its features, it's got a nice shape: fitted at the shoulders and then falling loosely from the bust downwards. It's also got a scooped hemline, with the hem being higher in the front than in the back. As for its difficulty, this is a very easy pattern (perfect for beginners!) and there is a detailed sewalong on Kollabora by SownBrooklyn. The simplicity of this pattern lends itself to variations, and, indeed, Grainline Studio has some great tutorials on its blog for altering Scout, including adding long sleeves. If you'd like to find out more about Scout, I've written a detailed 'Pattern Spotlight' feature on it: here, you'll find links to all of Grainline Studio's tutorials and more!
If you're wanting to make a chic pair of slim-fitting trousers, Burda's 6981 is a great pattern. It includes a front fly, pockets, a waistband and belt loops. There are two length options: ankle-length and 7/8-length with turn-up cuffs. There are also two options for the waistband: a regular waistband or a shaped one (see view B above). With regard to the difficulty level, Burda has rated this an 'average' pattern - its middle of three difficulty levels. As for reviews, there are currently three reviews on PatternReview.com and all three give the pattern a positive rating!
Based on the inspiration images, I've recommended some of our lighter-weight Isobel crepes and our Corrine laces for Scout. Scout doesn't include directions for using lace. However, Jen (the designer) has made a Scout in lace: you can see her post about it here. You can either underline the lace with one of the crepes, or you can simply wear a camisole underneath.
This outfit was inspired by several outfits featured recently in ready-to-wear collections and popular fashion blogs. To see more inspiration images, have a look at our 'Blouses and Camisoles' board on Pinterest.
Prices for fabrics are per quarter metre (0.25 m).