Well, apparently I don’t need my coat just yet, but I made use of the leftover lining in a little Scout tee, perfect for this warm autumnal Thursday. It’s Josh’s birthday so we popped to the new Ace Hotel for breakfast and he snapped these photos for me outside. (His own plaid shirt is finished too so I’m going to blog about it as soon as I can get him to model it!)
I had an awkward shaped piece of this plaid lining left over from my coat, and luckily the trusty Scout pieces just fitted onto it. I even just about managed to centre and pattern-match the checks, something I’m getting quite obsessive over lately. I would have liked to cut the whole thing on the bias, but there definitely wasn’t enough for that.
I had to make it just a little shorter and smaller than my other Scouts, so I left little vents open at the bottom of the side seams to make sure it fitted over my hips. I left the back a little longer and slightly curved. I think it works either tucked in or loose over jeans.
The sleeves are simply press-hemmed and the neckline is finished with bias. I did cut a little pocket but ended up leaving it off as I thought it spoiled the symmetry of the checks.
For a ‘free’ top I think it turned out pretty cute. It’s soft and cosy so a really nice layering autumnal tee, and the wool doesn’t crease at all with wear. Winner! I’m glad I got to use this fabric again somewhere where you can actually see it as I love the colours.