Silk Tulip Scout

Silk Tulip Scout

I’m still working through my Mood fabric stash: here’s a twist on a Scout tee, made in a dreamy Oscar de la Renta silk. This is probably the fanciest fabric I’ve sewn with yet and I love the chocolate brown with its wobbly windowpane check pattern. It wasn’t entirely fun to sew with, though…

Silk Tulip Scout
Silk Tulip Scout

The idea for this top came entirely from Laglov’s project that I found on Kollabora. It must be one of the most hearted projects on there so chances are you’ve seen it too. It’s a simple pattern change to the Scout – just cutting two front pieces and taking a curve out from shoulder to hem – but this little hack does lead to quite a lot more fiddly sewing work, especially when made in slippery silk. Still it only took a morning to finish, so I can’t exactly say it was laborious.

Silk Tulip Scout
Silk Tulip Scout
Silk Tulip Scout

I used Jen Grainline’s technique to roll hem all the edges, which worked out well. The curved fronts went a little wavy, but it kind of looks purposefully draped that way. It’s all French seamed, both for strength and to look smart as it’s not fully opaque. The nice thing is the front is effectively self-lined with the two layers crossing over so the coverage is fine.

Silk Tulip Scout

It’s a bit chilly to really show off at this time of year, but layers nicely under a cardi and it’s ever so soft and comfy. I’ll probably use this technique again with some knit fabric.

12 thoughts on “Silk Tulip Scout

    1. Katie Post author

      It would work, although there might be a gap in the middle – but a belly band under it would do the trick. Or a third central ‘petal’!

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