So. Many. Scouts.

July 10, 2013

Last weekend I celebrated America’s birthday a little too enthusiastically and now I’m still trying to catch up. I didn’t even finish these in time for the Scout Sew Along July 7th deadline at Kollabora.

I’m not too worried about it since they are pretty basic tees and I already own all of the Grainline studio patterns.

tissue tee

pattern: Scout
fabric: cotton tissue knit purchased from Mood. I don’t see the exact fabric on there, but here are some similar options.
mods: lengthened the front and back pieces 2″.

I didn’t finish the hems on either tee. I think that method works on tissue weight knits as the hems roll slightly. I’m working on a rayon version that requires some double needle action.


trying to show you it’s a hi-low hem

pattern: Scout
fabric: purchased from Denver Fabrics, but looks really similar to this print from Mood Fabrics. It’s also tissue weight.
mods: lowered neckline by 1.5″, lowered back hem by 3″ to create a hi-lo hem, lengthened sleeves by 4″.



The insides are serged. I’m such a lazy bum that I didn’t change the thread color! I actually baste before I serge, so the process takes longer than it should. I also put twill tape in the shoulders, which I usually forget! I think that helps retain the shape quite a bit. The fabric doesn’t get so stretched out.

Well, that’s it for today! How many Scouts have you made?


  • Kathryn

    Hi Stephanie. I love your jersey scouts, it’s such a clever pattern and I really like the drapey knits you’ve used here. I’ve made 2 scouts so far but both in cotton so I’ll need to give a knit one a try next!

  • dixie

    i love the idea of doing a knit scout. i especially like the fabric in the second one! and your insides look so nice and clean. lol, that sentence sounds funny when i read it back, whatevs….

  • Jen

    I was pretty jealous of that stripy fabric when we were video chatting but now that I can see it sans the blur of the internet I’m CRAZY jealous! Tissue weight = total dream town. AHHHH!

  • Sara

    i have made zero scouts but i have the pattern and i keep meaning to. how do the sleeves fit? do they seem normal? i had issues with the armholes on the tiny pocket tank.

    • stephanie

      I would say that they are normal – I didn’t alter them at all – but I didn’t have to alter the armholes of the Tiny Pocket either. You should try it! They are so quick. It would just take you a minute to check the fit.

  • Ginger

    Holy crap, these are fabulous! I need MORE! I’ve only made two, but I definitely see some more in my future!

  • Sallie

    Oooh lovely scouts!! I’m embarking on my first scout this weekend! I also missed the kollabora deadline… sigh… but I think that’s okay, because every version I see of this pattern makes me realize that I need, like, a thousand of them. And now I need one in that awesome grey and white knit….

  • Meg at Mood

    Fabulous job on these tees!

  • Neus

    I love scouts with knit fabric, this versions are wonderful!
    I’m finishing my first one this week. But as I seen all this great knitted fabrics I realized that I need a serger so badly!

  • Liza jane

    Awesome! I’m going to have to give in and get the scout pattern. I need some cool swingy tees like yours.

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