During Me-Made-May, although I was wearing jeans too much, I decided a lot of the time for me they are my only practical option therefore I needed to make some more casual everyday tops. My favourite practical top pattern is the Woven Scout Tee from Grainline, as you may have noticed seeing as I have made and blogged three versions so far (1, 2, 3)! I think all of Jen's patterns are fantastic in their wearability and versatility so decided to branch out and try the Tiny Pocket Tank.
Liberty Tana Lawn worked great for the Scout, it sews up, washes and wears beautifully so I decided to use the other piece I got in the remnant bin at Liberty last year. It's actually the same print as I used for the Scout but in a different colour way. I feel a lot of Liberty prints are a bit twee or fussy for me in terms of clothing at least but this feather print is a more random print that looks like a cool mottled effect from a distance, much more my style! I chose a candy pink thread to bring that colour out of the print a little, add some fun and prevent the garment from looking too washed out.
I'm not entirely delighted with the top because of the fit. As well as being tight across the bust and upper back the armholes are also pretty tight which is an issue I had to a lesser extent with the Scout Tee. Partly I think I was perhaps a little over zealous with my french seams and so ended up taking out just slightly more than the drafted seam allowance. This x4 (two sides to both the underarm and shoulder seam) equals a too small arm hole. But considering just how tight it is compared to the relaxed fit I am after I might just go up a size up from what I have been making the scout tee in, though maybe it just needs a FBA?? Thinking more about it I think all the fit issues are probably related to how it sits on me because of the standard pattern drafting to a B-cup concept.
Once I've cracked the fit on this I'll definitely have discovered another favourite go to pattern for practical clothing. I've got the Moss Mini Skirt PDF printed and ready to go next!