I don’t post for months, and then when I do, I go ahead and post a Scout.
Surely you’ve seen three million Scouts already.
And now you’ve seen one more!
This was a shirt inspired by a fabric–a very light, double-sided faux suede with a lot of stretch and a lot of drape. I spent a lot of time looking at suede shirts, real and fake, on the internet (probably more time than I spent actually making the shirt), and decided that I liked the look of loose, boxy tops more than button-up shirts for this fabric.
I didn’t have a single loose, boxy top pattern–how is that possible?–so I picked up the Scout and altered it to be even looser and more boxy, primarily by dropping the armscye and lengthening and widening the sleeve. There’s clearly no concern about fitting with something like this, so as long as the shoulders were in the right place, and the bust wasn’t snug, I considered it a success.
For something so basic, it’s been getting a ton of wear, usually on casual Fridays in the office.
This is exactly three rectangles joined at the shoulder. But that’s what I wanted, so I’m counting it as a success.
9 thoughts on “Rectangles in Suede (sort of)”
That looks fabulous. The colour is great on you!
Thank you! Sometimes the simplest projects are the most satisfying.
For three rectangles, that looks amazing. I’d definitely consider that a win win. Where did you get that sweet fabric?
It’s one of the Fabricland faux suedes. I’ll bet it’s on sale right now too… And thanks. 🙂
I was just there yesterday. I may have gone overboard. Lol. 😉 I will check it out next time, thanks.
If you described this project to me verbally, I would have had a hard time getting on board. But it looks really good!
Thanks. 🙂 It sounds completely boring, you’re right!
You look lovely! That color is perfect for you and the drape is beautiful.